# Code Example

If you're developing an application which requires content extraction, you can use Full-Text RSS as a web service. See below for a simple example in PHP.

Replace URL in $ftr with the URL to your instance of Full-Text RSS. Replace $article with the URL to the article you'd like Full-Text RSS to process.


$ftr = 'http://example.org/full-text-rss/';
$article = 'http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21936308';

$request = $ftr.'makefulltextfeed.php?format=json&url='.urlencode($article);

// Send HTTP request and get response
$result = @file_get_contents($request);

if (!$result) die('Failed to fetch content');

$json = @json_decode($result);

if (!$json) die('Failed to parse JSON');

// What do we have?
// var_dump($json);
// Items?
// var_dump($json->rss->channel->item);

// Note: this works when you're processing an article.
// If the input URL is a feed, ->item will be an array.
$title = $json->rss->channel->item->title;

echo $title;

# Other languages?

Full-Text RSS is available on Mashape (opens new window) which can generate code to get you started in a variety of languages. More information (opens new window).

If you're comfortable sending HTTP requests and reading JSON responses in your favourite language, it should be fairly easy to adapt the example above.