RSS tweaks

Just made some minor improvements to the RSS infrastructure here on the site:

  1. There are now feeds that allow you to follow comments on an individual post (look for the “comment feed” button).

  2. I created a minimal stylesheet so that feed-reader-less users will see something a little prettier and more informative in their browser if they attempt to view a feed directly. There’s much more I could do here (with XSL for instance), but it’s a start. This actually was the first time I’d ever written a stylesheet for XML content.

  3. More descriptive titles for the feeds themselves, so that if you subscribe to the main feed and a couple comment feeds they are easy to tell apart in your feed reader.

The obvious candidate for the next round of improvements is offering Atom and possibly RSS 2.0. I’m retrocomputing with RSS 0.91 at the moment.

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