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Tuesday, December 3, 2002

7:24AM - Odd question - how to make an rss feed?

Not, 'how to take an rss feed and bring it into livejournal.' This question is on behalf of a website I read, really. I asked them, excitedly, if they had an .rss feed ... and they blinked at me and said, effectively, "No, but that sounds really cool. How do we do it?"

Google has failed me (or maybe I didn't use the right keywords), as all I can turn up are actual feeds, not a nice how-to geared at people who don't program in Perl for fun in their spare time.

Can anyone suggest one?

8:46AM - Top 5 RSS feeds for November 2002

1. slashdot still ahead of the pack at 373

2. dilbertdaily gaining fast at 335

3. wilwheaton 193, despite the emergence of wilwheaton

4. memepool 185

5. boondocks 168

11:52AM - Filing syndication bugs

This certainly isn't the journal for it, but --

Where does one file bugs about the syndication system?

I've found that the system won't parse a valid feed with encoding="windows-1251" as an xml property. I had to remove the encoding property to make the feed work, even though the feed is less correct without the property.

6:00PM - New feeds - digitalphoto, writetheweb

I added a couple feeds today that looked interesting:

digitalphoto - Digital Photography Review (technology/comparisons)

writetheweb - "News for web users that write back" - news on various topics for people publishing on the web or using web-publishing concepts in other contexts, or just interested in those topics.

7:54PM - NPR

although npr exists the feed url is incorrect. apparently there's currently no way to fix it. in the mean time i've setup npr_


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