rss feed - beta testing [closed]

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Post by ideology » 08 July 04 12:57 pm

caughtatwork,

we designed the feed for what appears to be the lowest widely published common denominator, rss 0.91. as mind socket says, this only has basic tags. given that, we had to make all the markup decisions for the user.

we were thinking about moving to higher versions of rss which seem to support more, and extensible tags (see the slashdot feed for an example of site-specific tags) but in the end we'd just be reinventing gpx through the rss mess. what sort of RSS feeds have you been parsing onto a website? do they look okay in an RSS reader?

we had a look at your website. it would have been nice to have had some attribution, but them's the breaks. as mind socket says, the best places for marked-up cache data are roblisa and the secondary site.

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Post by caughtatwork » 08 July 04 6:48 pm

Ahh, now I understand just a little bit more.
Thanks.

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Post by ideology » 11 July 04 7:22 pm

we've made a final change to the beta feeds: we changed it so it links to the secondary site instead of this site. once we get the cache pages on this site working well, with links to various maps and stuff, we'll change it back over.

the rss feed is now in production and listed on the home page.

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