Netscape Story tracker for your site

I’ve been working on a way to implement Netscape’s story tracker into a website. The live tracker represents a problem because of the cross-site AJAX blocking, obviously for security reasons. So I’ve written a PHP and JavaScript solution that anyone can upload to their server and have newly posted stories on Netscape appear live. It requires you to have a website with access to PHP.

For those of you with out PHP I’ve written a static Netscape story tracker as well. It will show new stories when your page is loaded.

For anyone wondering how it works:

Both versions connect to and download the latest stories from Netscape’s tracker. It caches the stories, as to not hammer the Netscape server, and serves up the stories. The live version attempts to get new stories every 30 seconds and, obviously, the static version waits for a page reload.

Get your copy here. Feedback would be awesome!


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