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A webfeed storage engine...
While I'm being insane...

CREATE TABLE housing ...
 ENGINE=FEED
 CONNECTION="http://seattle.craigslist.org/hhh/index.rss";

SELECT title FROM housing WHERE ...;


I think I can get it working with a week or less work.

I thought of doing this at the Yahoo Pipes talk at the Vancouver PHP conference a few months ago, but dimissed it as a joke. I thought of it again at Pasha Sadri of Yahoo's final keynote yesterday. This time, I know that I can do it, but I don't know if I can dismiss it as a joke.

Is this a great idea, or a sick one?

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elfs From: elfs Date: April 27th, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Carstairs! You're mad!"

Not everything deserves to be accessible through HTTP.

Not everything should be scrapable via SQL.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: April 27th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
True. But everything online should be...
papertygre From: papertygre Date: April 28th, 2007 05:38 am (UTC) (Link)
wow. Sounds interesting to play with.
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