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Laurens Pit and Jeff Dairiki have been working on creating
a standard RSS extension module for wikis called mod_wiki.
It's getting close to being done. If you're interested, please
This looks interesting. The RDF
is currently it is a draft, DRAFT 0.5 2001-11-28, http://openwiki.com/mod_wiki05.html
I tried to create an RSS feed with the TWiki commands only. The built in FormattedSearch
commands create XML
conforming to the standard (at least I hope so, not tested out). I had to tweak the TWikiAlphaRelease
code a little so that the date is displayed properly. The result is WebRss
. Well if you look at it "as is" it does not make much sense. I had to create a
skin (also attached) that produces the right XML
header. So, to get the right feed you need to look at the topic with that skin. In addition you can specify the MIME type as a cgi paramter with the latest TWikiAlphaRelease
There is a base topic TWiki.WebRssBase
that is included by the WebRss
topics in each web.
Examples of RSS feeds at http://www.syndic8.com/
Could anyone test this out?
- 30 Nov 2001
Works fine as a data source for the RDF
/RSS ticker in KDE...
- 02 Dec 2001
I ran the Userland RSS validator against the XML
URL above and it said everything was fine - see http://aggregator.userland.com/validator
. Unfortunately I don't know much about RSS - there's an intro article at http://www.webreference.com/authoring/languages/xml/rss/1/
. Are there any free websites that let you plug in your own RSS URL?
- 02 Dec 2001
Added RSS feed to each web. Each WebRss
is including TWiki.WebRssBase
for easy maintenance.
See RSS samples at
- 09 Dec 2001
Thanks for those URLs - interesting to see the different Wikis aggregated together through RSS.
- [deleted confusing stuff on MozillaSidebars, which do not work with RSS feeds at present.] -- RD
By the way, I just registered the TWiki Codev channel at http://my.userland.com/
- should show up in a few hours/days. I hope that's OK, it will create a page like the OpenWiki
one at http://my.userland.com/viewChannel$4791
- 08 Jan 2002
Thanks for listing the Codev feed at UserLand
. Seems to take longer time to get approved.
The TWiki feed is not a regular RichSiteSummary
format, it uses Wiki specific extensions, currently DRAFT 0.5 2001-11-28, http://openwiki.com/mod_wiki05.html
. That might be a reason that it does not work with the Netscape 6 sidebar?
- 08 Jan 2002
The feed is still not approved, but I'm sure it will be at some point! Thanks for the explanation - I'm still quite unclear on how the various flavours of RSS, RDF
, etc all relate to each other, but it's very helpful to have some TWiki features (and OpenWiki
) to play with.
for a working TWiki sidebar for Mozilla.
- 09 Jan 2002
includes a good list of RSS readers, both web-based and desktop-based - first link is a complete list from a blog site. The whole RSS phenomenon seems to be partly driven by blogging (aka WebLogs
- 07 Feb 2002
One note on the "flavors" of RSS:
RSS v0.91 and RSS v0.92 are part of a non-RDF fork from v0.9 established by DaveWiner
and his UserLand
crew, while RSS v1.0 is a further revision still using RDF
. They're similar yet for all intents and purposes, completely different. Yet it's rare that I see a site qualify their use of RSS with which version is in use. RSS consuming software supports one version, another version, and sometimes both. I've had luck with http://www.disobey.com/amphetadesk
for all versions, yet http://radio.userland.com
only seems to want to consume v0.91-v0.92
- 14 Feb 2002
Good point about the flavours - it would really help if sites specified the RSS version. Another area of confusion is sites that call their feeds 'RDF' - a bit like calling an HTML
document 'XML' because XML
was used to define HTML
... I've tried to clear this up a bit at RichSiteSummary
, please add or fix that page if you find out more.
I suspect that RadioUserland
only supports the Dave Winer RSS versions (0.91 and 0.92 mainly) because that's what he likes best, but it would be good if he was upfront about it...
- 19 Feb 2002
How many rss readers out ther display either the title or the description, but not both. I am currently using
headline viewer and I can only use one or the other. For my internal TWiki, I changed the description field to
read "$topic: $summary" rather than just $summary. Could this be done at TWiki.org?
- 08 Aug 2002
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