AOL’s beta aggregator doesn’t seem to allow its users to enter a feed URL directly: it’s autodiscovery in the HTML page, or nothing. Nice!
Archive for July, 2005
Syndication-dev, a mailing list for discussing RSS issues with Apple’s Safari RSS, iTunes Podcasts, and other RSS product engineers. Out-freakin-standing.
Joshua Allen touts browser-version detection, in the face of its imminent failure, apparently ignoring the way it makes Microsoft’s tools produce what looks like crap in other browsers, something the users of those tools have stopped blaming on the other browsers.
I can live with it if my cats use the computer while I sleep, but setting default apps? Not that way, you don’t!
I could use your help testing the behavior of podcast clients with a couple of simple things, an unchanging guid with a changing enclosure URL, and enclosure URLs that redirect. ‘Preciate it.
If you are designing an RSS extension, whether you are Joe Blogger or Apple, Inc., you could do a lot worse than to contact the feedvalidator developers, and have your spec checked and validated before you publish it with examples that declare your namespace as http://example.com instead of your actual URL.
A rather inadequate and incomplete and incorrect W3Schools tutorial on RSS leads to my usual despair about ever being able to explain the whole tangled syndication mess. Bet you wish I was as tired of writing this as you are of reading it.
Most of my trickle of manual comment spam doesn’t bother me much, but searching for “‘html allowed’ blog” and then spamming an entry titled “Don’t make me look stupid” is a bit annoying.
OpenID in MT: the client half
Tinkering with Atom: (where “Atom” means “Atom and RSS in various flavors”) the start of a PHP workalike of the Universal Feed Parser. Nice! (Now I’ll not only keep forgetting who “a work in progress” is, I’ll also forget and get confused about “a work in process”)