Although I'm not planning to update my WordPress installation anytime soon, since it will probably take a lot of time with little added benefit I do have two new feeds. The perfect day for announcing such a boring thing is obvious, Sunday. (The day on which some Dutch website is closed.)
Since quite some time you can follow the most recent comments on a separate page. That page now has a feed (subscribe). I know I should turn on autodiscovery and such and I probably will do that soon.
The second feed is an RDF feed for HREF. If you want to subscribe using Bloglines you'd better subscribe to the Atom feed though, since Bloglines supports Atom.
A third change was to permanently redirect my RSS 2.0 feed to the RDF feed (RSS 1.0), since I do not like to promote that RSS format in any way and I do not want to be related with it. I hope your feed reader can handle HTTP.
In the new HREF you've defined
xml:base, but there are only relative links in the document... BTW: you do let me know when René tells you more about PHP5-support, don't you?
I fail to understand why there is need for a comments-feed. Seriously, are there anyone out there who enjoy's only reading the comments?
I know you're wondering about the same thing, Anne.
Comment feeds are useful if you want to follow all the discussions here easily.. as such it's probably only useful for Anne himself.
Anne, make sure you moderate the comment feed, once a wrong comment appears there there's no turning back!
Mark, I do not care about that. And like I said in the summary of this post (not that anyone reads that), the feeds are provided on popular request.
Robbert, I think you mean all links are absolute? Sometimes I use a relative link in a post and I use absolute links because I was not sure what every feed reader supports. It seriously sucks.
Oh boy, I really shouldn't have made that mistake; I have seen way too much URI structures these days. (You know what I am talking about - opaque, relative, absolute, hierarchical, self-reference, you name it, I've programmed it ;-) I doubted wheter I should use "only absolute" or "no relative", and I ended up with a combination of both... But I see, thanks for the explanation.
Mark: there are ought to be feeds of everything in the PWS, and to fill the gap any extra feed seems welcome to me.
Offtopic: Anne, how about
accesskey="p" for the preview button and
accesskey="s" for the submit/save/post button? Wiki-style! And also
accesskey="e" for the comment textarea.
Very cool, thanks for this feed, Anne. I was waiting for this quite a while. And I also agree with Robert there, there must be a feed for everything.
Are you sure you want to be associated with RSS 1.0? Semantically it's a disaster, full of ugly hacks to be (sort-of) compatible with RSS 0.9. By publishing RSS 1.0 you are poluting the semantic web.
Btw, where is your RDF feed? I've never been able to find it, and I'm now using a translation service to use your atom feed in Radio Userland.
Hmm, Userland. You can find it here: http://annevankesteren.nl/feeds/rdf.
Anne, thanks! I can finally subscribe to HREF without having it mangled by some third party (Opera doesn't support Atom yet).
Are you planning to add an RDF feed for comments as well?
Yeah, eventually. Although I might switch to RSS 0.91 after having discussed this with Sjoerd next week or so.
Hmm, some misunderstanding here. I was trying to explain why a comment feed is handy, not saying it shouldn't be done. Indeed there should be a feed for everything!
Regarding "feed moderation", I'll be doing this for Novemberborn, if only because I don't like the idea that something goes out "there" via my website but without my knowledge.
Anne, updating WordPress does not have to be a nightmare. Diff your revisions against the 1.2 tree, then apply them as a patch to the latest version.
Off-topic: Robbert, I'm glad he doesn't use access-keys like alt+s, since an accesskey like alt+s overwrites my hotkey for Sage ...
Also read Improving accessibility with ACCESSKEY in HTML forms and links, especially this:
You'll notice that we used numbers rather than letters. I would have preferred to use letters, but, unfortunately, when you use letters, there is a much greater likelihood that you will interfere with pre-existing keyboard shortcuts in either the browser or the assistive technologies (e.g. JAWS, Home Page Reader).
The comment feed is nice to have, too. Thanks.
Although I might switch to RSS 0.91 after having discussed this with Sjoerd next week or so.
I am curious. Why?
FWIW, I chose RSS 0.91 for my own feed, because:
I discussed it a bit with Sjoerd on IM and it seems that RSS 1.0 is semantically flawed. I'm not that into RDF myself, but it was he did convince me though.
Finally, I can delete you from bookmarks, and stop sucking your bandwidth. Why you have not done that earlier, is a mystery to me. Better late than never.
I like the new ability to describe to HREF.
Note to self: don't reply while sleeping. (I meant to describe to HREF via RDF of course)