Archive for July, 2005

Now that’s autodiscovery

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

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!

Open and public

Tuesday, July 26th, 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.

To see ourselves as other see us

Monday, July 25th, 2005

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.

No! That’s a bad, bad kitty!

Monday, July 25th, 2005

I can live with it if my cats use the computer while I sleep, but setting default apps? Not that way, you don’t!

Bring out the HTTP pitchforks!

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

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.

An open plea to Apple’s iTunes RSS extension team

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

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 instead of your actual URL.

Really? Simple Syndication?

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

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.

Chat with this

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

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.

Halfway there

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

OpenID in MT: the client half

Take that, Safari RSS

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

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”)