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SimpleXML won't load Digg feed, but will load anything else. WTF?

What's up guys. I'm having some issues... I've created a method as part of my lifestreaming class which takes an rss feed, and puts the data into a database... It's fairly simple... Check it....
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  1. /////
  2. // feed
  3. //
  8. /////
  9. public function feed($feed,$type) {
  10.     if (isset($feed) && isset($type)) {
  12.         // LOADS THE FEED
  13.         $xml = simplexml_load_file($feed)
  14.             or die('Could not load feed');
  17.         foreach ($xml->channel->item as $item) {
  19.             $title = str_replace("\"","",sqlite_escape_string($item->title));
  20.             $timestamp = strtotime($item->pubDate);
  21.             $link = sqlite_escape_string($item->link);
  22.             $description = sqlite_escape_string($item->description);
  25.             $qry = $this->db->query("SELECT timestamp FROM updates WHERE type=\"$type\" ORDER BY timestamp DESC LIMIT 1")
  26.                 or die("Could not get latest timestamp");
  27.             $row = $qry->fetch();
  28.             $lastUpdated = $row['timestamp'];
  31.             if ($timestamp > $lastUpdated || $qry->numRows() == 0) {
  32.                 $qry = $this->db->query("INSERT INTO updates (id, type, timestamp, title, description, link) VALUES (NULL, \"$type\", \"$timestamp\", \"$title\", \"$description\", \"$link\")")
  33.                     or die("Could not Insert post into database");
  34.             }
  36.         }
  38.     } else {
  39.         echo "Feed / Type not defined.";
  40.     }
...Now I know this function works as I've used it for my last.fm feed as well as a slightly modified version for my twitter rss feed. For some reason though, it won't load my digg rss feed. This doesn't make sense to me... here's the feed.


And here's the implementation:
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  1. <?php
  2.     ini_set('display_errors',1);
  3.     error_reporting(E_ALL|E_STRICT);
  4.     date_default_timezone_set('America/Vancouver');
  5.     require('lifestream.class.php');
  6.     $life = new lifestream('stream.db');
  7.     $life->twitter('jamwil');
  8.     $life->feed('http://ws.audioscrobbler.com/2.0/user/jamwil/lovedtracks.rss','lastfm');
  9.     $life->feed('http://digg.com/users/jamwil87/history/diggs.rss','digg');
  10. ?>
...This script works perfectly for the twitter, and the last.fm tracks, but fails on the digg feed with this error:
Warning: simplexml_load_file(http://digg.com/users/jamwil87/history/diggs.rss) [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/iLoveJames/lifestream.class.php on line 93

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "http://digg.com/users/jamwil87/history/diggs.rss" in /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/iLoveJames/lifestream.class.php on line 93
Could not load feed
Any ideas? I'm really at a loss here
May 30 '09 #1
2 3190
Figured it out... Digg's api requires any access from a script to have a user agent set... Just added this to the top of the page and she works like a charm
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  1. ini_set('user_agent','ilovejames/1.0');
May 31 '09 #2
1,584 Expert 1GB
Thanks for posting the answer!

Jun 5 '09 #3

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