(non-geeks types feel free to skip!)
FrenchFragFactory compares two competing RSS parsers:
If you can afford it, there are no real reason you shouldn’t use MagpieRSS. For the average user’s needs, Magpie does a lot more than you really need, but it does all that you do need. This said, there are situations you could consider using LastRSS as an effective alternative…
I was tinkering a lot last week with MagpieRSS to see what it could too – pretty darned sophisticated.