Chapter 268. RSS DataFormat

Available as of Camel version 2.1

The RSS component ships with an RSS dataformat that can be used to convert between String (as XML) and ROME RSS model objects.

  • marshal = from ROME SyndFeed to XML String
  • unmarshal = from XML String to ROME SyndFeed

A route using this would look something like this:

The purpose of this feature is to make it possible to use Camel’s lovely built-in expressions for manipulating RSS messages. As shown below, an XPath expression can be used to filter the RSS message:

Tip

Query parameters If the URL for the RSS feed uses query parameters, this component will understand them as well, for example if the feed uses alt=rss, then you can for example do from("rss:http://someserver.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss&splitEntries=false&consumer.delay=1000").to("bean:rss");

268.1. Options

The RSS dataformat supports 1 options which are listed below.

NameDefaultJava TypeDescription

contentTypeHeader

false

Boolean

Whether the data format should set the Content-Type header with the type from the data format if the data format is capable of doing so. For example application/xml for data formats marshalling to XML, or application/json for data formats marshalling to JSon etc.