Throughout the year I've made use of an RSS feed to provide current news for the University Health Center (UHC):
I've also been displaying the same information on a news page:
When adding new information, I've had to make adjustments to each location individually and recently (through bit of both curiosity and laziness) have tried to find a way to simply parse the xml file onto the news page and marquee. I found plenty of ways to do it through .php or through third party sites which parse the xml into html for you. I may have a too idealized goal in mind, but does anyone know of anyway to accomplish this without having to use php (this would really be the only reason our site would need php) or without having to go through a third party site? I've tinkered around with a couple of scripts, but due to a pretty poor understanding of how to write java, haven't been able to get them to do what I want - or at least work across various browsers.
two of the most promising scripts I found were at: