Daily Archives: 2003-01-05

Syndication Subscription Service

Last week I added a green “sub” icon in addition to the usual orange “xml” representation for this site’s RSS feed. The green sub links to the Syndication Subscription Service which reads the RSS file and displays a set of links to add this channel to various news aggregators.

Try it now with this site’s RSS feed: Cantoni.org RSS feed

The service can also expand a list of subscribed channels from OPML or OCS format. It wasn’t quite working for my AmphetaDesk subscriptions, but Morten Frederiksen was nice enough to add the support. (AmphetaDesk uses a slight variant of OPML, not including the <head> element, for example.)

Try it now with my subscription list: Brian’s subscribed channel list

Weblog Terms

Phil Gyford wrote a great summary of several weblog terms (including “weblog” itself). Good reading for an introduction to terms that most weblog authors probably take for granted.