OpenID in MT: the client half
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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”)
The “Just Use DC” clan’s primary argument is that anything which consumes (RDF|XML|Anything) will know Dublin Core, even if it doesn’t know anything else. Interesting, even if it’s selection bias, that Swoogle knows about files with 62.2% RSS 1.0 titles, and only 18.3% DC titles.
Les on building a proper shared syndication feed foundation. It makes sense: nobody likes writing all the HTTP and parsing and normalizing code (if they say they do, back away carefully), plus having just one place where subscriptions go eases the bottleneck coming out of the browser.
It really would be an interesting question (at least to me), if anyone wanted to try answering it. Or for that matter, the closely related “RSS 1.0 extension that requires invalid RDF” question.
Jacques has a moth battering against his screen. Twelve thousand failed trackback spams a month is a lot, for one moth.
New Scott Andrew songs to download: I heard and loved Fall To Earth on Matt May’s podcast.
Jim Ley’s approach to finding out if the user has a font to support a particular character (compare the size of ten of them with the size of ten hopefully-empty characters) is insane, beautifully insane, but I can’t think of a more sane way.
217 feeds = Fewer posts: I’ve noticed that myself, though I’m not quite sure why it happens.
An exit strategy for FeedBurner users: 30 days of redirects. Good, now I don’t have to keep trying to figure out how to tell Nick he wasn’t experimenting, since there wasn’t any way back out.