BBC RSS adaptor changes
mike.ralphson at gmx.com
Tue Mar 14 02:25:38 PDT 2017
Following the BBC's (temporary?) disabling of the /programmes API JSON feed, I've moved the BBC-RSS adaptor here (https://bbc-rss.herokuapp.com) to a new, but slower, feed (thankfully not having to resort to scraping).
All the links in the available radio and TV columns have changed, but I have set up redirects from the old locations. The links in the upcoming column were already using the new feed. I suggest you leave existing links pointing to the redirects for now in case we switch back.
As I say, the new feed is somewhat slower, so if you are able to control it, I would suggest setting the timeout in your RSS reader / fetcher to something in the order of 60 seconds. If this poses significant problems going forward I will look at adding some cacheing.
Individual PID feeds for brands/series (if anyone was using them) are still broken for the moment.
Please let me know of any problems, either here or as an issue on GitHub - https://github.com/mermade/bbc-rss
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