Test Mode 1

The parameter 'test' by itself parrots that value back. This can be used to verify that you are able to successfully connect to the API.

Example Link:

http://api.parfait.snarkybox.com/reuters?test=true

What that link returns will look like this if viewed in a browser:

true

Test Mode 2

Adding the parameter 'feed' will dump the Reuters feed xml sent by Reuters, plus parrot back a table of all the possible parameters and their current values in a simple HTML web page. Information on how to find the available 'feed' values can be found here.

Example Link:

http://api.parfait.snarkybox.com/reuters?test=true&feed=topnews

What that link returns will look like this if viewed in a browser:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" media="screen" href="/d/styles/rss2full.xsl"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/css" media="screen" href="http://feeds.reuters.com/d/styles/itemcontent.css"?>
<rss xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:taxo="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/taxonomy/" xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:feedburner="http://rssnamespace.org/feedburner/ext/1.0" version="2.0">
  <channel>
    <title>Reuters: Top News</title>
    <link>http://www.reuters.com</link>
    <description>Reuters.com is your source for breaking news, business, financial and investing news, including personal finance and stocks. Reuters is the leading global provider of news, financial information and technology solutions to the world's media, financial institutions, businesses and individuals.</description>
    <language>en-us</language>
    <copyright>All rights reserved. Users may download and print extracts of content from this website for their own personal and non-commercial use only. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters and the Reuters sphere logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Reuters group of companies around the world. © Reuters 2014</copyright>
    <pubDate>Fri, 07 Nov 2014 01:00:42 GMT</pubDate>
    <lastBuildDate>Fri, 07 Nov 2014 01:00:42 GMT</lastBuildDate>
    <ttl>5</ttl>
    <image>
      <title>Reuters: Top News</title>
      <url>http://www.reuters.com/resources_v2/images/reuters125.png</url>
      <link>http://www.reuters.com</link>
    </image>
    <atom10:link xmlns:atom10="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" href="http://feeds.reuters.com/reuters/topNews"/>
    <feedburner:info uri="reuters/topnews"/>
    <atom10:link xmlns:atom10="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" rel="hub" href="http://pubsubhubbub.appspot.com/"/>
    <feedburner:feedFlare href="http://add.my.yahoo.com/rss?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffeeds.reuters.com%2Freuters%2FtopNews" src="http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/us/my/addtomyyahoo4.gif">Subscribe with My Yahoo!</feedburner:feedFlare>
    <feedburner:feedFlare href="http://www.newsgator.com/ngs/subscriber/subext.aspx?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffeeds.reuters.com%2Freuters%2FtopNews" src="http://www.newsgator.com/images/ngsub1.gif">Subscribe with NewsGator</feedburner:feedFlare>
    <feedburner:feedFlare href="http://feeds.my.aol.com/add.jsp?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffeeds.reuters.com%2Freuters%2FtopNews" src="http://o.aolcdn.com/favorites.my.aol.com/webmaster/ffclient/webroot/locale/en-US/images/myAOLButtonSmall.gif">Subscribe with My AOL</feedburner:feedFlare>
    <feedburner:feedFlare href="http://www.bloglines.com/sub/http://feeds.reuters.com/reuters/topNews" src="http://www.bloglines.com/images/sub_modern11.gif">Subscribe with Bloglines</feedburner:feedFlare>
    <feedburner:feedFlare href="http://www.netvibes.com/subscribe?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffeeds.reuters.com%2Freuters%2FtopNews" src="http://www.netvibes.com/img/add2netvibes.gif">Subscribe with Netvibes</feedburner:feedFlare>
    <feedburner:feedFlare href="http://fusion.google.com/add?feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Ffeeds.reuters.com%2Freuters%2FtopNews" src="http://buttons.googlesyndication.com/fusion/add.gif">Subscribe with Google</feedburner:feedFlare>
    <feedburner:feedFlare href="http://www.pageflakes.com/subscribe.aspx?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffeeds.reuters.com%2Freuters%2FtopNews" src="http://www.pageflakes.com/ImageFile.ashx?instanceId=Static_4&amp;fileName=ATP_blu_91x17.gif">Subscribe with Pageflakes</feedburner:feedFlare>
    <item>
      <title>Disney profit meets estimates with help from 'Guardians' film</title>
      <link>http://feeds.reuters.com/r/reuters/topNews/3/DmbWP7mBkzI/story01.htm</link>
      <description>(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co posted quarterly profit that fell in line with Wall Street expectations as the media and theme park giant rode the blockbuster performance of its movie box office hits "Maleficent" and "Guardians of the Galaxy."&lt;img width='1' height='1' src='http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654200/s/403d133c/sc/21/mf.gif' border='0'/&gt;&lt;br clear='all'/&gt;&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
&lt;a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/ff/reuters/topNews?a=DmbWP7mBkzI:TX_AE2CYtiA:yIl2AUoC8zA"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/ff/reuters/topNews?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/ff/reuters/topNews?a=DmbWP7mBkzI:TX_AE2CYtiA:V_sGLiPBpWU"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/ff/reuters/topNews?i=DmbWP7mBkzI:TX_AE2CYtiA:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/ff/reuters/topNews?a=DmbWP7mBkzI:TX_AE2CYtiA:-BTjWOF_DHI"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/ff/reuters/topNews?i=DmbWP7mBkzI:TX_AE2CYtiA:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
&lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/r/reuters/topNews/4/DmbWP7mBkzI" height="1" width="1"/&gt;</description>
      <category domain="">topNews</category>
      <pubDate>Fri, 07 Nov 2014 00:59:15 GMT</pubDate>
      <guid isPermaLink="false">http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/07/us-disney-results-idUSKBN0IQ2HO20141107?feedType=RSS&amp;feedName=topNews</guid>
      <feedburner:origLink>http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654200/s/403d133c/sc/21/l/0L0Sreuters0N0Carticle0C20A140C110C0A70Cus0Edisney0Eresults0EidUSKBN0AIQ2HO20A14110A70DfeedType0FRSS0GfeedName0FtopNews/story01.htm</feedburner:origLink>
    </item>
    <item>
      <title>Appeals court upholds gay marriage bans, reversing trend</title>
      <link>http://feeds.reuters.com/r/reuters/topNews/3/A1zCa-ujAv8/story01.htm</link>
      <description>(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday bucked a recent trend of pro-gay marriage decisions by upholding state bans or restrictions in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, pressuring the Supreme Court to take up the issue.&lt;img width='1' height='1' src='http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654200/s/403c8dda/sc/7/mf.gif' border='0'/&gt;&lt;br clear='all'/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211597269484/u/49/f/654200/c/35217/s/403c8dda/sc/7/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"&gt;&lt;img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211597269484/u/49/f/654200/c/35217/s/403c8dda/sc/7/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211597269484/u/49/f/654200/c/35217/s/403c8dda/sc/7/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"&gt;&lt;img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211597269484/u/49/f/654200/c/35217/s/403c8dda/sc/7/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211597269484/u/49/f/654200/c/35217/s/403c8dda/sc/7/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"&gt;&lt;img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211597269484/u/49/f/654200/c/35217/s/403c8dda/sc/7/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;&lt;a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211597269484/u/49/f/654200/c/35217/s/403c8dda/sc/7/a2.htm"&gt;&lt;img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/211597269484/u/49/f/654200/c/35217/s/403c8dda/sc/7/a2.img" border="0"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/211597269484/u/49/f/654200/c/35217/s/403c8dda/sc/7/a2t.img" border="0"/&gt;&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
&lt;a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/ff/reuters/topNews?a=A1zCa-ujAv8:RNIctWoGScU:yIl2AUoC8zA"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/ff/reuters/topNews?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/ff/reuters/topNews?a=A1zCa-ujAv8:RNIctWoGScU:V_sGLiPBpWU"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/ff/reuters/topNews?i=A1zCa-ujAv8:RNIctWoGScU:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.reuters.com/ff/reuters/topNews?a=A1zCa-ujAv8:RNIctWoGScU:-BTjWOF_DHI"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/ff/reuters/topNews?i=A1zCa-ujAv8:RNIctWoGScU:-BTjWOF_DHI" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
&lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/r/reuters/topNews/4/A1zCa-ujAv8" height="1" width="1"/&gt;</description>
      <category domain="">topNews</category>
      <pubDate>Fri, 07 Nov 2014 00:48:41 GMT</pubDate>
      <guid isPermaLink="false">http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/07/us-usa-gaymarriage-6thcircuit-idUSKBN0IQ2KS20141107?feedType=RSS&amp;feedName=topNews</guid>
      <feedburner:origLink>http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654200/s/403c8dda/sc/7/l/0L0Sreuters0N0Carticle0C20A140C110C0A70Cus0Eusa0Egaymarriage0E6thcircuit0EidUSKBN0AIQ2KS20A14110A70DfeedType0FRSS0GfeedName0FtopNews/story01.htm</feedburner:origLink>
    </item>
  </channel>
</rss>

http://feeds.reuters.com/reuters/topnews?format=xml

feed layer items test version
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