Anonymous wrote:The file that is generated, as you know, is a 'list' of the generated rss feed... i.e., includes the title, the subject, the url and the rss feed url, etc..
The file you are looking at is not generated, it is downloaded as is from each web site and is the RSS feed itself. Awasu parses this file to figure out what each feed actually consists of.
Anonymous wrote:So, one thing (among others) I would like to do, is to take this file and as you say... transform it into HTML so it can be view directly with a web page.
XSLT, as I have known it, literally is taking the XML and building an HTML view. Perhaps I overlooked something huge here... does Awasu have the capability of creating a report from this file right into HTML? Gosh I read the manual, I must have overlooked something!
XSLT is the "correct" (and cool
) way of converting the RSS feed into HTML but you need to know XSLT which can be a little difficult. If you don't want to learn it, Awasu's reports are an easier way of achieving the same result.
Awasu has the ability to combine information from one or more channels and put it all together into a report. Choose View, Channel reports from the main menu to see a list of pre-defined reports. Run the "New content" report - this will scan all your channels for new content and lists it all in a single page.
Reports are not really designed for converting a channel's feed to HTML but it can still be done like this:
- create a channel filter that only includes the channel in question (e.g. by filtering on the feed URL or title).
- create a new report that uses this channel filter and lists all the content from that channel
- you will also probably want to store the report in a file somewhere (instead of just viewing it in Awasu).
A walk-though of creating channel filters is here: http://www.awasu.com/help/ChannelFilterExample/
For info on reports, check the "Productivity tools" section in the help: http://www.awasu.com/help/1.1/index.php