[wp-hackers] Need more RSS hooks

Denis de Bernardy denis at semiologic.com
Fri Jan 27 15:13:10 GMT 2006

one thing that bugs me with styling the rss is that Firefox devs happily
dismissed a bug when it comes to xslt parsing.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com 
> [mailto:wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of 
> Chris Kelly
> Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 4:01 PM
> To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Need more RSS hooks
> 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 point.
> 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.
> Regards,
> -Chris
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