after wasting untold hours with Deploy and Services modules, i switched to using views with xml export and Mitchell's xpath parser module on the intake side. Thing is magic, just wish he hadn't disappeared again and had done it in 1/10th the time it took me
Bloody magic, i imagine a lot from feeds, but it does taxonomy terms and images perfectly, and links in the url and title pieces, once it is all exported as plain text in xml (i was more comfortable with creating the dedicated feed than doing the HTML parsing)
On the source site, download the Views Datasource project
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