Thursday, November 19, 2009

Yahoo! Pipes versus Google Feedburner

Early November Google Feedburner started to have issues with feeds coming from Yahoo! Pipes:

Error getting URL: 999 – Unknown

This error message caused a lot of discussions at both Google and Yahoo! forums (e.g., here, here, and here) and others started to blog about it. Someone provided a workaround using a PHP script but this requires a Web server where this script is running.

Therefore, I discovered another workaround which is http://www.xfruits.com/ that one simply can put in between Yahoo! Pipes and Google Feedburner. That is, just take the output feed of Yahoo! Pipes, use it as input to http://www.xfruits.com/ and burn this output using Google Feedburner and your feeds are back online again ....
PS: http://www.xfruits.com/ offers also other features which look very interesting.
PPS: I'm not affiliated with http://www.xfruits.com/and just found it during my search for a workaround to the 999 error issue.
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