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I recently added a feeds page to my site which lists all of Bradbury Software's feeds. If you're using FeedDemon or another aggregator which supports the feed protocol, just click a FEED button to subscribe:
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I am getting "feed://" isn't a registered protocol on Mozilla
However, I managed to subscribe to dexter with bloglines by omitting "feed://"
kayode okeyode |
Wednesday, September 08, 2004 at 02:48 PM
Why this feed protocol? It doesn't make sense to tell something about the file in the URI scheme/protocol. We have MIME types for such things.
Reiventing the wheel has been done too much lately, imho.
Wednesday, September 08, 2004 at 03:10 PM
Anne, reinventing the wheel is sometimes necessary when it keeps going flat. MIME types aren't a viable solution for feed subscriptions (see http://pirate.typepad.com/blog/2003/09/problems_with_m.html ). The feed protocol was invented to provide something that could actually work. If you're aware of another solution that works in practice rather than just in theory, then there are many aggregator developers who would like to know about it.
Nick Bradbury |
Wednesday, September 08, 2004 at 09:14 PM
If application/x-bittorrent works great, why not application/atom+xml or application/rss+xml?
Lenny Domnitser |
Wednesday, September 08, 2004 at 09:34 PM
Nick, where's the OPML file? ;)
Erki Esken |
Thursday, September 09, 2004 at 11:27 AM
Erki, the OPML for my feeds is built into FeedDemon as the "Bradbury Software" channel group, and you can also get it from http://www.bradsoft.com/feeds/opml/Bradbury%20Software.opml
The OPML links for my forums feeds are displayed within the forum, but I should expose these on my feeds page, too.
Nick Bradbury |
Thursday, September 09, 2004 at 02:38 PM
Nick, using 'feed:' creates other problems, like not being able to access the file from browsers. MIME can be completely trusted. That Dave didn't add it to the specification is a mistake of RSS. Trying to fix it with this proposal isn't going to help a bit. Instead of advocating 'feed:', advocating people to use the correct MIME types for their feeds would probably help more.
Besides, ever heard of the LINK element? I believe that is probably the most useful way for pointing to feeds and is quite widely adopted and easy to implement.
Thursday, September 09, 2004 at 05:12 PM
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