|Xanga Automatic RSS - wednesday 2003-01-08 0302||last modified 2006-01-28 1925|
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Use Xanga? I don't. But if you do, you can now find an RSS feed for your journal at the URI:
will produce a feed for - margaret's thoughts -. You don't actually want to look at the feed (I think), you'd want to pass the URI along to a feed aggregator.
You might care if you feel like you have to check everybody's journal entry all the time just to see if they've added anything. I don't know if Xanga has other pay-for features to avoid wasting time like that, but if you use an aggregator like my Newswire service, you can just add everybody's feed to your viewing page and see at a glance when their last five journal entries were made. I'll probably write this up a little better later. There are other aggregators out there, you need not use mine; it's pretty wimpy at the moment. Search Google for some.
I'd appreciate it if you only touched that link through an aggregator. It generates a new feed everytime someone accesses it because Xanga has no method for describing if a page has changed lately. There are many technical reasons why I dislike Xanga -- though I should hold my tongue on that one since I don't publish any ETag's or Last-Modified's either. I'll probably make something more like
Xanga should really be doing this on its own. RSS feeds aren't very difficult to generate. Speaking of which, I should go generate one of my own...