[wp-hackers] Need more RSS hooks

Chris Kelly ckelly5 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 15:00:40 GMT 2006

On 1/26/06, Robert Deaton <false.hopes at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is exactly what I object to including. Syndication feeds are
> meant to be fetched by a feed aggregator, read by the software, and
> shown to the user, not displayed like a webpage in a browser. Hoever,
> I hadn't thought of using XSL to show something like feedburner does
> to browsers, that's a completely different story, and I'd much prefer
> we display no content to the user and show them a message about how to
> view RSS feeds in a reader than a syled list of my posts like belongs
> on my webpage.
> On that note, I'm completely against displaying paid advertisements
> for any specific aggregator

Hey all, first time poster... Here's my $.02

While I do think that the feed: handling  (and RSS handling in general) is a
little funny (aka nonexistent) in the current browsers, from what I've read,
the next gen of browsers (firefox in 2.0, IE7, and Safari already, can't
vouch for Opera) will handle raw RSS feeds and reformat them according to
whatever the developers of those products sees fit. This may be a moot

That being said, I have read talk via the wordpress blogs that there is a
bit of unrest over the current state of the feed code as is, and that a
redesign may be in order. If that's the case, Personally I think the best
method here may be to integrate an RSS XSLT/ stylesheet into the theme
system, and if the designer of the theme wants to show more than a raw XML
feed, then they would have the power to do it. otherwise, the default would
be to simply send out a raw feed, as it does now. This could satisfy the
need for additional hooks into the feeds, if I've understood this
conversation to date.


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