in reply to PerlMonks XP XML Ticker
The reason you have to login is because it contains the number of votes left, which is personal information, so it requires authentication.
The way I manage that is with cookies. Create a cookie and keep it local. Make a request to the page with the cookie loaded, and voila! It's as (in)secure as anything else on the site.
None of these will help you, but check out What XML generators are currently available on PerlMonks? for other interesting tickers.
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