Flip You, Digg

by Sean Cribbs

I’ve been fiddling with parsing RSS and Atom feeds in Ruby lately (I currently use semi-manual parsing with Hpricot::XML, but I am considering ruby-feedparser), and I just discovered this today.

Digg hates open-uri. I believe they specifically block it. How do I know this?

I can read their RSS feed from my browser. I can get it using Mechanize. But open-uri times out!

Flip you, Digg. Frickin Pythonistas.

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