September 21, 2010: Live AH XML Feed

Anyone interested in a Live AH XML feed? That's what Blizzard should've given us on the Armory, to avoid all this crawler nonsense.

Right now it's unsupported and not linked to on the main page. Let me know, and donate, if it's useful.

Category: Technical | Posted by: admin


September 22, 2010, 08:14:06 Aves wrote:

wow this is awesome. If only blizz provided such a feed... Would've saved a lot of resources for us...

September 23, 2010, 09:04:22 Aves wrote:

anyway, if I could provide you with a feed with the same format, would there be enough information for you to 'add' my realm(s) into the list?

September 23, 2010, 15:17:14 admin wrote:

As convenient as that would be, I don't think I can accept outside feeds for the site. Not that you would do this, but I'd be concerned about players generating a feed, then taking out all their auctions or just screwing with it somehow.

Back when I was designing the site and barely had a few tables drawn up, I thought about distributing the scanning load among other volunteers. I decided that I cannot rely on receiving unaltered, correct feeds, every hour of every day, from others. To maintain the reliability and credibility of the site, I had to gather the data myself. It would cut my costs in half but it's not a responsibility that volunteers should take lightly.

September 24, 2010, 01:46:42 Aves wrote:

No problem. I understand your concerns. Just thinking of ways to get more realms (specifically mine) up on the list. :P


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