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>
- 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.