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Re^2: The Enlightened Perl Iron Man Competition

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Apr 24, 2009 at 15:52 UTC ( #759875=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: The Enlightened Perl Iron Man Competition
in thread The Enlightened Perl Iron Man Competition

I agree (and I nearly published my last blog entry about Perl 6 nearly as a Meditation), but the Meditation section misses something important, compared to "real" blogs: an RSS (or atom) feed.

It might look like a small detail, but to me it makes a big difference; it neither appears in blog aggregators nor in my feed reader.

Update: Of course Perlmonks has a huge advantage over normal blogs, the discussions are often much better and in-depth. Having it as a superset of a "normal" blog would be really cool. If I had an RSS feed that contains all of my Meditation nodes, I'd write nearly everything perl related here (except when I want hilighting for Perl code).


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Re^3: The Enlightened Perl Iron Man Competition
by jdporter (Canon) on Apr 24, 2009 at 18:13 UTC
    ...misses something important, compared to "real" blogs: an RSS (or atom) feed.

    Somehow I knew someone would bring this up.

    I know it's not perfect, but there is:

    http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=30175;xmlstyle=rss;types=perlmeditation

    Between the mind which plans and the hands which build, there must be a mediator... and this mediator must be the heart.
      It's much better than nothing, although not perfect.
      Somehow I knew someone would bring this up.

      And I know why you knew it - because it's not obvious how to find it. RSS feeds are usually linked in the page header with <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="..."> so that the browser or feed readers can discover it automatically.

      Having neither that nor a link labeled "RSS" or "Feed" or so renders it basically invisible - except for those who had the luck of reading this thread ;-)

        The meditations now have a RSS feed, linked through <link rel="...">. Thanks for hand-feeding me the parts :)

      Maybe we could get this added to some of the aggregators like Planet Perl?

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