Headlines only (without using news items?)

David A. Bayly Manila-Newbies@userland.com
Sun, 27 Jan 2002 11:16:22 +0000


It's not quite clear to me what you are trying to do, but let me 
offer 2 pointers.

1) if you want to produce a page of headlines from the subjects of 
Manila stories posted on a certain day, then the cleanest way is to 
write a macro. This works if you have the skills and the control of 
the server. If you have the latter but not the former, you could 
likely use the metadata plugin and add metadata fields to each story 
which you can then search  and use the hits to build your page. This 
sounds hard, but is not, see 

2) if you want to use Radio channels and build a tailored page then 
you would do well to take  a look at what David Davies is doing here 
<http://medweb5.bham.ac.uk/databases/interop/ltsnfeeds> , He 
discusses it <http://radio.weblogs.com/0001161/>

HTH. Email me if you need clarification

>We've been wondering whether if there is an easy way to run a Manila site
>in a format similar to Maccentral.com where just the headlines are shown.
>We know we could use news items and keep things brief, but that requires
>intervention of a managing editor to create the news item. Eventually
>we'd like our site to simply scan stories using Radio from a set of
>subscribed sites and post their headlines to our frontpage.
>Any pointers or options to consider?
>Elvin Chan
>ACON-Chicago Coordinator


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