Advert Feed

myholidaycaravan.co.uk now accepts advert feeds onto the website, meaning listings for caravans currently for sale by other companies may be passed into our system and advertised on our site.

The format for the feed itself is XML and is very simple...

Element Description Required Data Type
ref This is the unique reference number for the advert Required All Characters allowed. Max 15 Characters
name A small descriptive name for the advert Required All Characters allowed. Max 100 Characters
description A full description of the caravan being advertised Required All Characters allowed. Max 4000 Characters
price The price of the caravan being advertised Required Numerical
year The build year of the caravan being advertised Optional Numerical
dimensions The physical dimensions of the caravan being advertised Optional All characters allowed
bedrooms The number of bedrooms the caravan being advertised contains Optional Numerical
sleeps The number of people the caravan being advertised can sleep Optional Numerical
image1url The full URL to the web-ready main image of the caravan Optional All Characters allowed. Max 255 Characters
image2url The full URL to the web-ready second image of the caravan Optional All Characters allowed. Max 255 Characters
image3url The full URL to the web-ready third image of the caravan Optional All Characters allowed. Max 255 Characters

Please review the latest DTD (right-click --> Save As...) for this XML feed.

Example:

<?xml version="1.0" ?> 
<!DOCTYPE ads SYSTEM "http://www.myholidaycaravan.co.uk/mhc-adsfeed-1.1.2.dtd">

<ads>
	<adlisting>
		<ref>1234</ref>
		<name>Listing One</name>
		<description>The description of the first listing goes</description>
		<price>65,432</price>
		<year>2013</year>
		<dimensions>28x10</dimensions>
		<bedrooms>2</bedrooms>
		<sleeps>6</sleeps>
		<image1url>http://www.website.com/path/to/1234/image1.jpg</image1url>
		<image2url>http://www.website.com/path/to/1234/image2.jpg</image2url>
		<image3url>http://www.website.com/path/to/1234/image2.jpg</image3url>
	</adlisting>
	<adlisting>
		<ref>1235</ref>
		<name>Listing Two</name>
		<description>The description of the second listing goes</description>
		<price>54,321</price>
		<image1url>http://www.website.com/path/to/1235/image1.jpg</image1url>
	</adlisting>
</ads>	 

These XML files are to be hosted on YOUR servers. Our systems will regularly pull the data to retrieve the latest information.

Each park within your group must have it's own XML file containing the listings relevant to that patk.

To ensure your XML feed adheres to the DTD, please test using the W3Schools XML Validator (please note that to test your XML against a DTD, you must visit this site using Internet Explorer).