RSS feeds from Yahoo don't display the author's name so it can be easily captured and there is no specific variable for it within the feed.
I want only the author's name so we can insert it into our news database and display it separately.
Of course the page from which this code originated had much more to it. But I don't see any reason to display all of it for this purpose.
For the page, we can assume the structure is always the same. I want to get only the text between the byline classes, and specifically the text after the the "By " and before the next <span> tag.
<!--- I'm using ColdFusion 8's CFFEED to get the full text. I use <CF_REextract to strip out what I don't want and end up with the following: --->
By Peter Yentel and Victory Merkens <span class="fn org">By Peter Yentel and Victory Merkens</span>
<abbr title="2011-03-11T15:11:41-0800" class="timedate">Fri Mar 11, 6:11 pm ET</abbr></div>
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