comics-feed

Scrape comics strips from feed, embed the strip images and create a new feed

npm install comics-feed
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node-comics-feed

RSS feeds of comics sites usually contains the links to a webpage but not the strip images.
This module iterates on the items on a feed and parse the webpages to create a new feed with embedded comic strips.

Supported websites:

  • GoComics
  • Dilbert.com

The list of parsers is meant to be extensible, see lib/parser.js.
PRs are welcome.

Inspired by gocomics-scrape and implemented it using Node.

Usage

npm install comics-feed
comics-feed [.rss|url]

Tested on

http://feed.dilbert.com/dilbert/daily_strip
http://feeds.feedburner.com/uclick/dilbert-classics

TODO

  • error handling
    • invalid URL
    • malformed feed
    • scraping error
  • re-entrance
  • module globals cleanup

SAAS on Heroku

heroku-comics-feed uses this module to provide a subscribable RSS service.

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