News agency content integration
The „Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung“ is a well known newspaper in Germany. As one of the first in our country they had a website being more than just the copy and paste of their printed version. This site was (and is) implemented using the CMS „NPS“.
In my project at their site we had to change their automatically include news agency contents. Formerly they used the agency „afp“ – afterwards the news shall be included by the agency „dpa“.
The news are delivered by the agency using a FTP-server in a collection of XML-files and images. These XML-files were parsed using PHP and the contents were automatically included in the website under the menu item „Information“ and the already used design.
One major issue was not to have a negative impact on the very fast response times of the website. These has been proven just a few deay after these changes where switched on – tragically because of 9/11 taking place at those days.