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Some Minor Changes Here

Some minor changes to the site today:

  • Now using those little rectangular images (scroll down and look on the left) for RSS feeds, CC License, link to MovableType.org, and Blogshares.
  • Updated my Linky Dinks section to reflect the current organization of my NNW subscription list. "Pals," for those who are wondering why you're in it (or not) consist of people with whom I've shared emails or IM conversations (or whom I know quite well from meatworld).
  • Added RSS 2.0 feed. Woo.

That is all. We now return to our regularly scheduled ridiculing of lame Macworld columnists. 🙂

8 Responses to "Some Minor Changes Here"

  1. Do you happen to know the differences between RSS 0.9x, 1.0 and 2.0?

  2. One of them has a "9" in it. 🙂 Perhaps this article will help you out.

  3. Confrère

    noun 1. A fellow member of a fraternity or profession; a colleague. I made Erik B.'s pals list. That's kinda

  4. Cool. I love the RSS 2.0 feed (and the link to my site :P). One thing I'd suggest is to add the RSS 2.0 comments tag. If you use this tag and right-click on a post in NetNewsWire you can select "view comments" or something similar. It will then open up whatever comments page you specify in your browser.

  5. Thanks, Pal 🙂

    Erik has added my little view from home to his sidebar. I’m considering adding a blogroll here, but until I do give NSLog a visit. He’s a nice guy who knows his stuff…I’ve learned a lot from him....

  6. Well, I don't want the comments themselves in my feeds, because then the article will show up as "new" again every time new comments are posted.

    And as for taking people to the comments "page" itself, well, that's what they get when they visit the URL itself… and that's the page I'd want them to see. So what would I gain by having a link to the comments page? They can just visit the entry's page, and comment from there.

  7. Thats a good point. I totally forgot about that.

  8. True, the contents of the comments tag would be the same as the contents of the link tag (the entry's URL), but what you gain from having a comments tag is the information that commenting exists for that entry at all.

    If you have the comments tag in your RSS 2.0 feed, then aggregators like NetNewsWire can invite their reader to view your comments—yes, it'll do the same thing as "Open Selection in Browser," but the user might be more inclined to select if they think they'll be able to read and write comments. I think it better facilitates using RSS to limit the number of trips to the Web browser, and to increase the number of weblogs I can read.

    For example, the LiveJournal developers have hinted that in the future, when RSS 2.0 feeds are syndicated to LiveJournal, that the "Post a new comment" link will lead to the contents of the comments tag (when present), instead of LJ's internal commenting system. That sort of thing seems to me a very good reason to include it.

    That all said, I don't have any comments tags (or RSS 2.0 feeds) on my weblog, so take anything I say with a large grain of salt 🙂


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