---- The best and worst ideas or implementations of RSS feeds
Rosalind - 2:37 am on Dec 17, 2004 (gmt 0)
The best examples of the current technology I find come from valid feeds that display the entire post/article so that I don't need to visit the site. I'd rather read the whole thing in my aggregator. A setup of MovableType 3.121 has new default templates for RSS and Atom feeds which give you the full feed (and images).
I don't quite see the point of that. Granted, blog posts tend to be a little shorter than normal articles. But I thought the point was to give a taster, and if you have the whole post you end up scrolling through a ton of text that may not be what you wanted to read today. If all your feeds are like that, it's a lot of scrolling.
My own view on the worst thing you can do is simply to have a broken feed. If it doesn't do its job, what's the point?