Here’s a nice learning example about using XML-RPC and Newsisfree.
In Newsisfree all sources have unique IDs. My blog is 1611, for example. In the web service, there is a function called hpe.getSource, which retrieves the metadata and a list of news items for a given source. I have used this in tweo different ways:
- The Lookup Tool: Sourcecheck (source). Form for looking up news from a given source
- The Retriever Tool: Sourcecheckbyurl (source), which does the same, but via the URL (e.g., sourcecheckbyurl.php?idnumber=1611)
The observant reader will notice that the only difference between the two tools is that the lookup tool uses HTTP_POST_VARS and the retriever uses HTTP_GET_VARS. In good RESTian spirit I will use get in my further work.