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Re: Is there an RSS feed for this list ?

From: Ben Lund <b.lund@nature.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2005 12:52:55 +0000
Message-ID: <420764A7.1020404@nature.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
CC: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>, Seth Russell <russell.seth@gmail.com>, semantic-web@w3.org

Hi Dan,

Dan Brickley wrote:
> 
> Also there is some 
> tension between a message-centric feed and a thread-centric feed. 
> Currently each item is a thread, and the text for the item gets updated 
> as the thread grows. But only new posts on new topics create new items
> that show up to newsreaders.
> 

This behaviour used to annoy me, so a few months ago I knocked together 
my own W3C mailing list to RSS service -- see for example 
http://nurture.nature.com/ben/xslt/semantic-web.

(This is not really a public service and is likely to disappear at some 
point soon)

The main features of this feed are:

  * Individual items are individual messages, not threads
  * the item title is the email subject line
  * the sender's name is put in a dc:creator element
  * there's no <description>

which leads to behaviour that is very email-like in some RSS readers -- 
in particular the dc:creator is usefully displayed and the absence of a 
<description> makes SharpReader and Thunderbird (at least) display the 
full message from lists.w3.org instead.

I prefer this approach, and I can let you or anyone else have the XSL 
behind it if you like.

> cheers,
> 
> Dan

Ta,
Ben

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