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Re: Is there an RSS feed for this list ?

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2005 14:26:59 +0100
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <420e6822.139123812@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Dan Brickley wrote:
>I believe this is implimented in XSLT. Many of the posts in 
>the archive are pretty lengthy, contain nested quoting etc. 
>And some have attachments linked from the main post. I'm not sure
>the raw contents would be a great thing to include within the RSS 
>feed. And there could be server-load considerations too, thinking
>about it. But yes, ultimately I would love to see better message 
>summaries integrated into a lists.w3.org RSS service. I think 
>it'd involve someone doing some coding though... Perhaps a 
>rough algorithm to begin with might be: excerpt the first 10 
>lines that don't begin with a '>' character?

Just talk to W3C Members such as Google who already provide such a
service through <http://groups-beta.google.com/>. This might require
setting up an NNTP server for the mailing list (and I can't tell how
useful that would be...) e.g. via http://www.gmane.org or providing
the interface using http://trainedmonkey.com/colobus/ the latter of
which is easily implemented by using the new mbox feature and the
mbox2ezmlm tool that ships with colobus. Of course, adding a gateway
to the existing mailing list system is easy too, it would just need
to know an NNTP server to post to.

Of course, with an NNTP interface I don't really see why anyone would
want "RSS feeds" for these lists (not that I understood the request in
the first place, or why there need to be entire working groups formed
to re-invent NNTP and the Usenet article format using XML over HTTP...)
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