RSS

I’ve been using a proper RSS reader instead of Firefox’s menu-based stuff. Because of that I’m now using RSS to read whole articles instead of just going to whatever pages, and today noticed that the RSS feeds I’ve been hand-writing from my own sites could be more useful: at the moment they’re just giving a short summary, instead of the whole post.

So I’ve been learning a bit more about RSS syntax, and wanted to update the previous post I made.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<rss version="2.0">
  <channel>
    <title></title>
    <link></link>
    <description></description>
      <item>
        <title></title>
        <link></link>
        <description>
          <![CDATA[]]>
        </description>
      </item>
  </channel>
</rss>

Notes:

  • First thing I fixed is actually putting the text encoding (whoops!).
  • I haven’t included them, but there are some useful elements for dates.
  • Seems like the best way to add full articles (as well as videos and things) is by wrapping HTML within <![CDATA[]]>. Feels a bit hacky, and maybe Atom handles this stuff more elegantly, but the output is nice.

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