Note: This is taken from the Chicken Wiki, where a more recent version could be available.
An RSS parser
A basic RSS parser, supporting 0.92, 1.0 and 2.0 formats.
All errors signalled by the feed reader are composite conditions of the exn and rss kinds.
Reads an RSS feed from the given PORT, or from the value of (current-input-port), if no port is specified. A rss:feed record is returned.
<record>rss:feed</record> <procedure>(rss:feed? x)</procedure> <procedure>(rss:feed-version FEED)</procedure> <procedure>(rss:feed-channel FEED)</procedure> <procedure>(rss:feed-items FEED)</procedure>
A record that holds information for an RSS feed. The version field contains a string, the channel field and the items hold a single rss:item and a list of rss:items, respectively.
<record>rss:item</record> <procedure>(rss:item? X)</procedure> <procedure>(rss:item-title ITEM)</procedure> <procedure>(rss:item-link ITEM)</procedure> <procedure>(rss:item-description ITEM)</procedure> <procedure>(rss:item-attributes ITEM)</procedure>
A record containing data of a RSS item. The title, link and description fields are strings, the attributes field holds an association list mapping symbols to strings and contain all sub-elements of a specific RSS item, including the title, link and description values. So:
(eq? (alist-ref 'title (rss:item-attributes ITEM)) (rss:item-title ITEM)) ==> #t
The item attribute is an SXML expression of the form
(image (title STRING) ...)
where ... hold additional subelements of the image attribute.
<procedure>(rss:item-attribute ITEM SYMBOL)</procedure>
Returns the attribute SYMBOL of the RSS feed item ITEM or #f if the item does not contain an attribute of this name.
<procedure>(rss:item=? ITEM ITEM)</procedure>
Returns #t if the items have identical GUID attributes or (if no GUIDs are available) if the items have the same contents.
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