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Tue, 31 Aug 2004 16:14:05 GMT
Shitcanned for Bloggin

Troutgirl: So I was terminated from Friendster today. The reason given was blogging.

Source: Scoble.

Randy: Judging by the posts that got Troutgirl canned, I would suspect she upset some of the JSP folk at Friendster, but we'll never know the truth, just two half-truths.

Cory Doctorow: Joyce Park is a coder who worked at Friendster, leading the charge to re-engineer the poky, Java-based back-end with fast PHP. She blogged about it, got slashdotted, got written up in the press -- and got fired. Even though there was nothing confidential in her blog posts, the new CEO shitcanned her.

Jeremy Zawodny: Now, pardon me while I got figure out how to cancel my Friendster account. I suggest you do the same.

Tue, 31 Aug 2004 05:04:53 GMT
Web development mistakes, redux

Roger Johansson: Non well-formed XHTML. Using XHTML that is not well-formed. Why? If XHTML is served as “application/xhtml+xml”, which it should be, strictly compliant browsers, like those based on Mozilla, will not render non well-formed XHTML. Note that this site currently does not serve all documents as “application/xhtml+xml”, for certain reasons explained in my post on Content negotiation.

Randy: Everybody seems to agree w/ me. Mal-formed XHTML sucks. Don't do it.

Tue, 31 Aug 2004 04:34:22 GMT
More on using global element decls

Tim Ewald: Randy commented on yesterday's post about how I use XSD. He doesn't like the use of multiple global element decls because it makes it unclear which one or ones can be used as the root of a document. I like the GED-centric model because I often want to reuse chunks of XML in multiple places and it feels like the best way to do that. There is a larger point here, though.

Randy: Tim follows up on my previous concern about his use of XML Schema. I have to agree w/ him. My approach is about authoring XSD and his is about validation. He suggests writing 2 XSD. I've done this many times in the past, most recently when I wrote the Atom XSDs. In this case, I wrote a strict and lax XSD, one for validation and one for use by XSD-based tools like XSDObjectGen. I'm not certain this is a good practice.

Tue, 31 Aug 2004 04:00:19 GMT
Technorati Politics Stats

Geeks like stats.

BAs like charts.

This will be a blogosphere hit.

Another great feature from the guys at Technorati.

Now, if only they could get their core engine to respond correctly in reasonable time.

Source: Sifry.

Technorati Chart
Tue, 31 Aug 2004 03:06:41 GMT
Not a Political Blog

</BLOG>This is not a political blog, but I thought this was a creative use of XML. The question is whether it's valid XML. I ran it thru all the XML validators and they all accepted it. Weird! I investigated the W3C XML specs and found an obscure section that confirms that the </BUSH> end tag is the only end tag that may be present w/out start tag. At first, I thought this didn't make any sense, but then I remembered that Bush is the only president elected w/out a plurality of the vote. XML reflects real life.

Source: BoingBoing.

Mon, 30 Aug 2004 02:28:22 GMT
XSLTs for RSS and Atom Feeds

Source: Danny.

Rich Manalang presents us w/ several XSLT for converting various syndication formats to HTML. Did you know that this blog is presented by running an XSLT on an RSS 2.0 file? Add a CSS file and you have a blog presented w/ 99% XML, HTML and CSS. I do prammatically (C#) add some content to the original RSS file; like the blog archive and referrers.

Sat, 28 Aug 2004 05:53:11 GMT
Huh?

I was posting to my blinks blog on blogger using their SMTP blogging interface and I got this. Arggg!

Your message could not be posted because of the following reason(s): [cut] XML-RPC Error or Publishing Problem.

Sat, 28 Aug 2004 05:45:26 GMT
IdleMustings
Another M$FT blogger; Mike Glass.
Sat, 28 Aug 2004 03:35:14 GMT
Technorati @ RNC

David Sifry: We are very pleased that CNN has invited Technorati back to provide real-time analysis of the political blogosphere at next week's Republican National Convention.

Source: Joi Ito.

Randy: And David moves the blogosphere forward. Thanks again!

Fri, 27 Aug 2004 18:12:21 GMT
That Randy Charles Morin Quote is Awesome

Devon: That Randy Charles Morin quote is awesome. I couldn't have said it better myself. I've been aggrevated a lot by code with an XHTML DTD and either not closing empty tags or bad nesting all over the place. I'm like, what's the point? If you don't want to code XHTML, then don't. It's simple.

Randy: Thanks Devon.

Fri, 27 Aug 2004 18:08:36 GMT
Your vision for RSS?
Dave Winer: RSS is a low-tech syndication format. Posted: 8/27/1999.
Fri, 27 Aug 2004 14:32:39 GMT
The X-Factor

Anne: Today, Ben posted a phrase in an IRC channel that made me remember my draft:

To X or not to X, that's the question.

Maybe you have read web development mistakes already. The answer is given in comment 30, made by Randy Charles Morin:

You forgot, using non well formed XHTML. This is the most irritating mistake on the Web. I mean, why use XHTML instead of HTML if it's not well-formed?

Excellent question (and answer). Are you well-formed?

Randy: I like this post, but I very much dislike the comments attached. I'll explain further as I compile my own "To X or not to X" micro-article.

Wed, 25 Aug 2004 23:19:20 GMT
What's Wrong With: Feed Readers
Ponyboy: Where are the extrapolations, based on the data? Where is Bayesian filtering? Why isn't there auto-correlation between like items? Why isn't there sorting by link popularity? Or inter-linking between feeds? Why can't I rank feeds or categories higher than others? Why can't I rate items and let the cumulative ratings over time determine feed rankings? Why isn't there some statistical combination of each of the above to put what I'm actually going to care about at the top of the list and the discussions about which syndication protocol is best at the bottom? Why isn't there an archive, to throw useful-but-read items somewhere other than the to-do list and trash? Why can't I synchronize state information to a server, so I can read feeds at home without having to re-read them the next morning at work? (Dear BlogLines users: shut up. Web apps suck.) Why can't I automatically delete any item which references the same links as the current item? Why is the desire for any of this a surprise?
Wed, 25 Aug 2004 21:47:39 GMT
The Corporate Weblog Manifesto
This is Robert Scoble's list of 20 tips for running a corporate Weblog. I can buy everything except #19 BOGU; "Bend Over and Grease Up." At some point, you have to tell it like it is. I was recently told by a co-worker that his friends had great respect for me because I told the VP where he could stick it. I think a lot of my ex-cow-orkers think this way. And many of my x-employers, whom I told where to stick it, would love me to rejoin them and tell them where else they are screwing up and why. The same applies to corporate Weblogs. Sometimes you just have to tell someone, "You screwed up." And that's OK. They'll respect you more in the morning.
Wed, 25 Aug 2004 12:49:34 GMT
Joichi Ito's CV

Quote: Joichi Ito is in charge of international and mobility for Technorati (www.technorati.com) and the founder, CEO of Neoteny (www.neoteny.com), a venture capital firm which is the lead investor in Six Apart (www.sixapart.com), and is on the board of Creative Commons (www.creativecommons.org).

Randy: One of the blogosphere's finest.

Wed, 25 Aug 2004 04:53:32 GMT
Monetizing the blogosphere

Dave Winer: I just find that I'm repelled by the idea of raising multiple millions of dollars for a business where the tools can be had so cheaply. What are you going to charge for?

Randy: So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999. Or at least David Sifry is :)

Wed, 25 Aug 2004 04:44:32 GMT
A relaxing approach to XSD
Tim Ewald: Guidelines I use when I work with XSD
Tue, 24 Aug 2004 21:41:29 GMT
Putting AdSense on Your Blog
Blogger: Putting ads on your blog is pretty much the same routine as adding a hit counter, a quiz, a guestbook or any other blog add-on. All you need to do once you've signed up for an AdSense account is customize your ads, copy some HTML code, and paste that code into your template. You might want to think about where on your blog the ads would work best or take a little time matching the colors and that sort of thing but overall, it's not such a big deal. Later, you can sign in to your AdSense account and see how much money you're making. It's like checking your stats except its money instead of hits. It's pretty fun.

See: How do I put AdSense on my blog?

Randy: Google adds support for us little bloggers. I know there's some license in there that tells bloggers not to reveal performance stats. Well, I'm not going to sign up. So, if you would like to email me your performance stats. Anonymous or not, I will not reveal any sources. But, I'll gladly aggregate the data and report back.

Tue, 24 Aug 2004 20:09:40 GMT
XHTML Troubling

I find XHTML troubling. There's a lot of users out there that are trying to produce XHTML Websites, but are still writing HTML code.

   <p><img src="..." alt="..."></p>

Tue, 24 Aug 2004 13:25:14 GMT
iPod Platform
Adam Curry: The creators of these audio programs are finding good use of RSS Enclosures for syndication, subscription and ultimately for distribution of their work.
Tue, 24 Aug 2004 05:16:27 GMT
What makes a good open-source project?

Ted Neward: As .NET gains momentum in the developer community, many people (including this editor) have been saying that .NET needs a stronger, more vibrant open-source community to counteract the innovation that's been coming from its competitors' communities.

Source: Bill de hÓra.

Randy: I just wish I had the time.

Tue, 24 Aug 2004 04:35:45 GMT
Five years ago today...

Evhead: We just launched a cool new tool at Pyra. It's called Blogger. It's an automated weblog publishing tool.

Randy: What an awesome roller coaster. From Blogger, to almost nothing, to a Google takeover, to a great IPO. Congrats to Evhead and Steve.

Tue, 24 Aug 2004 04:11:50 GMT
Technorati gets fed VC dollars

Om Malik: My sources indicate that it was a mega-round, about $6.5 million at a valuation of around $12 million for the company.

Randy: Awesome news for Technorati. Let the blogosphere moneys flow.

Mon, 23 Aug 2004 16:38:43 GMT
Identifying Atom

Quote: And people wonder why RSS turned my hair gray.

Source: Roger Cadenhead.

Randy: Another misleading article on RSS and Atom. There's a history here. This is very similar to the presidential race. Bush carries on a positive campaign, while his VP and his lackeys attack the opposition w/ obviously invalid arguments.

Fri, 20 Aug 2004 16:19:34 GMT
RSS Auction

Custom eBay searches delivered by RSS.

Source: Smartpatrol.

Fri, 20 Aug 2004 12:42:27 GMT
I want RelaxNG!

Tim Ewald: Relax NG is much simpler and much closer to how XML actually works.

Source: Dare Obasanjo.

Randy: I think everybody agrees Relax NG is better. Now, we replace XML Schema in WS-* w/ Relax NG. Tomorrow, somebody says that Schematron is even better. Then what?

Fri, 20 Aug 2004 01:43:51 GMT
Your Blog is Crap
I'm still amazed how many blogging software developers, whose RSS feeds don't validate, whose blog homepages contain javascript errors, whose RSS autodiscovery is simply incorrect and who don't have any valid ways of discovering their RSS feed, not even an orange XML button. Here, I'm talking about one particular blogging software developer. His RSS doesn't validate, he's got javascript errors on his blog, his RSS autodiscovery doesn't work and there's no little orange XML button that points to his primary feed (there are orange XML buttons, but they don't point to his primary feed). He works for one of the major blogging companies. You know who he is?
Thu, 19 Aug 2004 16:33:30 GMT
My Yahoo! Subscribe Button
The next step was to create a My Yahoo! subscribe button. Fortunately, Yahoo! has done all the work by providing a helper page that'll generate the HTML you need. Done!
Thu, 19 Aug 2004 16:06:17 GMT
Bloglines Subscribe Button

Today, I wrote the XSLT code to add a Bloglines subscribe button to my blogs. Here's an example HTML fragment.

<a href="http://www.bloglines.com/sub/http://www.therssweblog.com/">
          <img src="http://www.bloglines.com/images/sub_modern5.gif" alt="Subscribe with Bloglines">
</a>

Change the URL embedded in the HREF to create a subscribe button for your blog. I reverse engineered this fragment from a View Source of Steve Rubel's blog.

Wed, 18 Aug 2004 17:53:06 GMT
RSS Validator
I've always been impressed w/ this Schematron based RSS Validator. Of course, it can't validate well-formedness, but once a feed is determined to be well-formed, this is the best way to validate the RSS structure. Now, if we could expand on this to include RSS 2.0 and Atom, life would be grand.
Wed, 18 Aug 2004 16:59:51 GMT
Upload Files in ASPX

Code only follows, for now.

<form method="post" runat="server" >
   <INPUT type="file" id="MyFileControl" runat="server"/>
   <input type="submit"/>
</form>

private void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
   System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlInputFile file =
      (System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlInputFile)FindControl("MyFileControl");
}

Wed, 18 Aug 2004 15:14:44 GMT
Guide to the Robots META tag
I'm currently evaluating use of these tags to help Googlebot better index my blogs. For instance, I don't want them indexing my monthly blog archive pages, because hits on these pages drag a lot of bandwidth. My fear is that specifying "noindex,follow" on these pages may reduce opportunities like my Paris Hilton image page.
Wed, 18 Aug 2004 11:17:32 GMT
Microsoft XML Diff and Patch 1.0
An XML Tool from M$FT for comparing XML files.
Wed, 18 Aug 2004 11:04:49 GMT
Applied XML Dev.Conf. 10/20-21

Chris Sells: Every year it gets harder to pick speakers for the DevCon. This year, I had 4x the number of submissions for which I had available slots. So, while it's hard for me to pick, it makes for a fabulous line up for attendees: For speakers, we've got keynotes from Tim Bray (co-inventor of XML) and Tim Ewald. We've also got Don Box, Sam Ruby, Jeff Barr (of Amazon.com), Keith Brown, Scott Hanselman, Chris Anderson, Doug Purdy, Ted Neward, Rich Salz and more.

Randy: That's quite a list of speakers. This sounds like the one conference I would like to attend, if only I lived on the West Coast. Sam is calling his presentation "XML is an attractive nuisance."

Shelley noted there are no women in the speaker list. Dare responded w/ a list of women in XML.

Tue, 17 Aug 2004 22:14:51 GMT
Now that my HTML Validates...

I thought it might be interesting to visit the largest blogs in our blogosphere and find out just who's HTML validates and how well. My results follow.

Actually, I skipped a couple that validated, like Sam Ruby and Tim Bray was really close (1 trivial error).

Tue, 17 Aug 2004 04:36:11 GMT
Feedster Adds Ads

eWeek: Feedster Inc. is embracing RSS advertising with plans to add sponsored links into its feeds of search results. The search engine for Weblogs and syndication feeds on Monday will announce an expansion of its advertising program that will include the use of contextual advertising from Kanoodle Inc. in its feeds. [cut] Users wanting ad-free feeds can pay a $10 annual fee and receive a Creative Commons license for noncommercial use of the feeds.

Source: Ross Mayfield.

Tue, 17 Aug 2004 01:43:55 GMT
EaZy RSS reader
And the nominee for worst ever RSS-based invention is...
Mon, 16 Aug 2004 20:11:38 GMT
RSS gets down to business
CNet: The RSSCalendar program allows users to convert and publish their calendar data as an RSS feed. Friends, co-workers and customers can subscribe to the calendar feed and automatically receive notices of new appointments.
Mon, 16 Aug 2004 20:11:35 GMT
RSS gets down to business
CNet: The RSSCalendar program allows users to convert and publish their calendar data as an RSS feed. Friends, co-workers and customers can subscribe to the calendar feed and automatically receive notices of new appointments.
Mon, 16 Aug 2004 16:57:06 GMT
BloggerCon III date -- Nov 6, 2004
Dave Winer: We've chosen a date for BloggerCon III: Saturday November 6, 2004. It will be held at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California.
Mon, 16 Aug 2004 11:57:19 GMT
BloggersHallOfFame.com

My list of bloggers that should immediately be inducted into such a hall of fame. In no particular order.

What is yours?

Sat, 14 Aug 2004 12:52:00 GMT
Bloglines Milestone of 100 Million RSS Items

Bloglines: Bloglines [cut] today marked a major growth milestone: more than 100 million live, dynamic articles are now indexed and tracked by the service.

Source: Steve Rubel.

Sat, 14 Aug 2004 02:36:23 GMT
Why We Need a Blogger Hall of Fame

Steve Rubel: Blogging is growing. And let's face facts. As a result there are some webloggers who have been at it a long time and are truly outstanding. They write better than the rest of us. They break the news. They define what blogging is and then smash the rules. These bloggers deserve special recognition. They have graduated from the ranks and are superstars. They're Hall of Famers.

Sat, 14 Aug 2004 00:24:12 GMT
Sinister Bedfellows
Mckenzee is hosting a comic on a LiveJournal blog. Is there anything you can't do w/ a blog?
Fri, 13 Aug 2004 23:38:09 GMT
Blogs: The Marketing Killer

InternetNews: The tried and true marketing and PR departments may one day make the endangered species list thanks to a rush of corporate interest in blogs and RSS feeds. Weblogging -- or blogging -- is taking social networking to new heights.

Source: Steve Rubel.

Randy: A very interesting article on how RSS is taking the world of PR by storm. There is some obvious mistake in the article. Italics are quotes from the InternetNews article.

The addition of XML, (define) and Atom have augmented RSS, making posting and retrieving information easier than ever. Randy: Nobody added XML to RSS, it started out as an application XML. Atom is still in the specification stage, so it hasn't made anything easier, yet.

While it is difficult to calculate exactly how many individuals are using Web sites as journals, Blog Census estimates that there are roughly 2.1 million likely Weblogs. Randy: LiveJournal has over 4 million blogs alone.

Thu, 12 Aug 2004 15:50:38 GMT
Today I Validate

I spent a half hour today, making certain that my four primary blogs (iBLOGthere4iM, RSS, RVDad and Juice) validate using W3C's HTML validator. This is part of my spread the HTML validation meme, at home first. I didn't try to fix up my archive pages, that would be a task for a rainy month. Also, I validate the pages using my Juice browser. Point, click and validate.

Update: Validation requires persistance. In writing this blog item, I caused my blog to become invalid. Need a better hammer.

Thu, 12 Aug 2004 02:15:46 GMT
Tweaking MovableType Searches
Arvind: The search form that comes with default MT templates is very limited in what it lets you do - basically it only lets you search the current blog and allows you to not specify any oother options. Here are some things you can do with searches.
Thu, 12 Aug 2004 00:54:13 GMT
Dates for BloggerCon III?
Dave Winer: You can help choose the date for BloggerCon III.
Wed, 11 Aug 2004 13:17:28 GMT
Validate Your Blog

There's a movement a foot to validate everybodies' blog using the W3C HTML validator. My blog has a few issues. A couple are long known issues that I've fix in the transform, but have not yet deployed. A couple others are simple laziness on my part when I write new blog entries. I'll try to do a better job.

My point, I haven't made a point yet. We should validate our HTML, no doubt. A few errors here and there isn't that bad, but it's still bad. A truck full of errors is, well, bad. Any errors on a few lines of HTML is, well, bad. Non well-formed XHTML is very bad (Why use XHTML if it's not going to be well-formed). My point, is that most of us have HTML validation issues. Let's work on them. But, those complaining have HTML validation issues also. Find a mirror and fix your own blog.

Last, validation is a great reason to use the Juice Browser. There's menu options to validate HTML, CSS, RSS, XML well-formedness and XML. It's pretty cool. Surf to the page you want to validate. Point and click. Validation results.

Tue, 10 Aug 2004 22:11:02 GMT
John Robb is Looking...
John Robb: BTW.  I am definitely in the market for opportunities to work with smart people where we can make some money together.
Tue, 10 Aug 2004 20:35:31 GMT
Full Posts + Comments for Movable Type

etc.: I've posted my template for a Movable Type RSS Feed which includes the full posts plus the comments.

Source: MovaLog.

Mon, 09 Aug 2004 19:21:02 GMT
Bloglines Crawler

Bloglines: It appears that Slashdot is banning the Bloglines crawler for at least some of their feeds. Our standard policy is to only crawl feeds once an hour, which agrees with Slashdot's feed polling policy. We hope to have the issue resolved soon.

Randy: The problem is that Bloglines' standard policy and implementation are not the same.

Mon, 09 Aug 2004 12:52:07 GMT
First look at MSN blogs
Phil Ringnalda: The actual HTML is... painful to look at.
Fri, 06 Aug 2004 21:02:40 GMT
Hacking Movable Type
Ben Hammersley: Jay Allen, Brad Choate, Matt Haughey and I are writing a book on Movable Type [cut]. It’s shaping up to be really rather awesome, thanks to my co-authors.
Fri, 06 Aug 2004 19:26:32 GMT
The Perfect Weblog System?
Anne tells us what he thinks would be the prefect Weblog system.
Fri, 06 Aug 2004 19:05:55 GMT
User Interface Engineer, Blogger

Quote: Do you want to help shape one of the fastest-growing and most innovative areas of the web? As a user-interface engineer, on the Blogger team, you will help define how people create, find, and share personal content online. Be a part of the Google team that pioneered the blogging phenomenon.

Source: Steve Jenson.

Thu, 05 Aug 2004 16:52:48 GMT
An engineer's personal hell

Geeking w/ Greg: Scott Johnson (VP of Engineering at Feedster) has a desperate sounding post about dealing with quality, reliability, and scaling issues at Feedster. [cut] Feedster and Technorati are fantastic blog search engines, more targeted and useful than Google for finding weblogs and weblog articles. Lately, because of Technorati's own scaling issues, I've been tending to use Feedster a lot more. I haven't noticed quality or performance issues with Feedster, but it does sound like they're struggling. [cut] Some might recommend taking time for a big rearchitecture project. "Stop doing anything, freeze the code, and rewrite everything," they'll say. I'd recommend against that approach. I've never seen anyone successfully deliver a rearchitecture project that had no other purpose but "cleaning up the code."

Randy: Greg is pretty smart. I have to agree entirely w/ his last statement where I too have never seen a successful rearchitecture project. And you can add my current project, Lemontonic to the scaling woes category.

Thu, 05 Aug 2004 12:59:40 GMT
Subscribe To Dashes
Dash shows us how to subscribe to his feed w/ the various RSS clients.
Thu, 05 Aug 2004 12:06:50 GMT
More URI Equivalence

Mark: Java is totally borked. 

Tim Bray: Gack.  Just hypothetically, if someone wanted to write carefully-done URI comparator (in Java).

Randy: Bookmarked by someone.

Thu, 05 Aug 2004 11:53:40 GMT
My RSS feed was broken, here is a fix
Oleg Dulin: Last night Randy Morin told me that my primary RSS 2.0 feed was malformed. [cut] WordPress sends the feed as text/xml which is sent as US-ASCII, not UTF-8. My feed contained some characters that were not supposed to be in US-ASCII. To fix it, I edited wp-rss2.php template and changed content type to application/rss+xml :

header('Content-type: application/rss+xml', true);

Randy: Let good RSS practices spread thru the blogosphere.

Thu, 05 Aug 2004 02:37:55 GMT
URI Equivalence

Sam Ruby: In researching how Atom and the FeedValidator should handle URI equivalence, I took a look at how language environments with built in URI classes implement equality methods.

Randy: Question? How would the Python URI type or class do? Is it fully compliant w/ RFC 2396bis.

Thu, 05 Aug 2004 02:10:35 GMT
Don Park Doesn't do AutoDisco
Did you know that Don Park's blog doesn't do RSS auto-discovery? I guess I can't subscribe to his blog using the Juice browser. I'll have to add a back door for such blogs.
Wed, 04 Aug 2004 21:42:04 GMT
Microsoft Launches Blog Service in Japan

Quote: Microsoft Corp. said on Wednesday it was launching its first-ever Web log service in Japan next week and aimed to have one million users in the first year, intensifying competition with Google Inc.

Randy: Interesting! {add Transylvanian accent}

Wed, 04 Aug 2004 20:50:04 GMT
atom-syntax is an extention of RFC 821

Phil Ringnalda: atom-syntax means never having to wonder whether you've got unread mail.

Source: Dave Walker in my comments.

Wed, 04 Aug 2004 13:06:31 GMT
Should RSS Include Trackbacks?

Scott Johnson of Feedster: "Clearly this could be easily done through an RSS 2.0 namespace extension [cut] So its not a question of "can it be done" but more "should it be done".

Randy: IMHO, trackbacks as commented-out RDF w/in your HTML is nothing more than a lazy programmer's hack, but trackbacks in your RSS is a well architected solution. Check out my RSS feed. The trackbacks have been in place for some time.

SEO's generally don't have a grasp of the technology to do an automated post, automated comment or automated trackback. Most blog SPAM comes from manual entry by a persistant SEO. Now, don't get me wrong, trackback SPAM is on the uptake and they'll eventually figure out how to do the automated trackback via RSS, so be prepared w/ a neat little feature to either approve comments individually or delete them individually.

Update: Here's the link to the Trackbacks in RSS specification.

Tue, 03 Aug 2004 19:17:33 GMT
HowTo: Scale RSS

W/ all the recent misleading blog entries on RSS scaling, I thought I'd spend a few moments enumerating the techniques that can be used to better scale your RSS feed.

I'll further post individually on how each technique is used to reduce RSS bandwidth.

Tue, 03 Aug 2004 12:52:41 GMT
Encoding XML in Movable Type Templates

Rogers Cadenhead : For West's weblog, I used this technique to add another feature she wanted -- the full text of extended weblog entries in the feed:

<description>
   <![CDATA[<MTEntryBody>
   <MTEntryIfExtended>
     <p><MTEntryMore>
   </MTEntryIfExtended>]]>
</description>

Randy: More full-content blog entry in MovableType. Note this is proper RSS 2.0 form. Don't use a CDATA encoding in a RSS 1.0 description. This is illegal. Rather, you should use content:encoded in place of description when using RSS 1.0.

Tue, 03 Aug 2004 03:35:42 GMT
I feel like I can never trust Fark again

Jason Calacanis: After trying to figure out a deal they told me that I could just buy the editorial. The cost? Like $300 to $400 for a story. I was shocked…. all this time I’ve been reading Fark.com it turns out that some percentage of the stories are paid for. Looking back on it I’m now sure the adult links are all paid for, as are the ifilm.com links.

Randy: Fark is a farce? And they admit it. Hmmm! I can buy that. We watched BoingBoing go commercial over the last few months, w/ banners. Why not Fark?

Source: Joi Ito.

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