September 02, 2004

Any idea why?

In my research and testing (oooo, sounds official, doesn't it?) about PDA-friendly blogging*, I noticed that many sites - especially some of the 'biggies' - don't offer XML syndication. I think it comes standard with most blogging software now, which means it was intentionally removed.

I'm not an expert on this stuff, which is why I'm studying it. The main effect (I think) of not offering syndication is that aggregators can't include your site in their news-gathering functions.

So why not have it there?

*This is a hint on where my thoughts are headed with this whole line of research. I may end up writing my own aggregator if I can't find one that does what I think I want it to.

Posted by Ted at September 2, 2004 05:18 AM
Category: SciTech


I'd happily pay a shareware-scale license fee to you if you came up with an aggregator that could be placed directly into the html flow of a website, so that a blogger could put up a configurable news feed on their blog. Something like Feedroll, but being able to specify which rss/rdf/xml feeds you want, rather than have them pre-selected.

Posted by: JohnL at September 2, 2004 12:29 PM

Noted, John. I'm just starting to figure this all out in my mind, and probably not even at the point where I'm ready to ask dumb questions.

Posted by: Ted at September 2, 2004 02:46 PM
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