RSS

Thursday 24th November, 2005
I've been trying to read all the sites on my Blogroll (I hate that term) using RSS, with some interesting results.

To make life easier, I'm using a Notes based, Steve's Project DX Feedreader. For a free tool it works well and it allows me to store and update the application on my Domino server, accessible from anywhere, automatically polling for updates. A few things I've noticed though:
  • Not all the sites I read have a standard RSS feed - Darren Adams and Ports are a couple of examples. This means I'll still have to use the old method anyway. Bruce - Where's your RSS link?
  • Blogsphere blog comment feeds don't actually carry the comments - Just a "Comment posted by Fred Bloggs" style message. Disappointing.
  • Dominoblog comments feeds carry the full comment subject and body, but no author. Not the end of the world, but room for improvement.
  • The unread marks in my feedreader are, of course, user ID dependent. This means my work ID isn't marking anything read for when I get home and use my personal ID - annoying but unavoidable.

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