[thelist] RSS or Scriptingnews feed

zac zac at pixelgeek.com
Sun Apr 15 15:16:06 CDT 2001

Warden, Matt wrote:

> I would suggest <headline> instead. It's not an article. And <uri> rather
> than <link>.

The URLs lead directly to an article though. It might be a headline on the
page that displays it but the actual content that the node describes is an
article. Guess it depends on your own viewpoint.

I prefer LINK over URI because there can't be any confusion aver the
spelling of LINK but <uri> can sometimes look like <url>

> The only problem is that some people are already using the current format,
> and those people's stylesheets will fail if we change the structure as
> dramatically as suggested here.

I'm just tossing out suggestions. And I wasn't aware that this had been in
use for some time.

That said, its a static file automatically generated (I assume) so there
wouldn't be a that big a deal to offer two versions of it if people wanted

Either way., it would probably be a better idea  to offer the feed in RSS
0.9 format if a new one were going to be offered since there are more tool
available for that format.


       On ne termine jamais un roman, on l'abandonne.

       Victor Hugo

       email: zac at pixelgeek.com
       WWW: http://www.pixelgeek.com/

More information about the thelist mailing list