Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Bloglines upgrades their Atom parser

Although Bloglines has been able to process Atom feeds for a while, it didn't do a very good job of it - in particular it would lose whitespace around hyperlinks, which made reading atom feeds a bit of a pain.

However, in "Duplicates; real and imagined" it mentions that it is introducing a new Atom parser, and the Atom protocol makes it much easier to detect duplicates, especially when articles are syndicated into different feeds.

It looks like this parser is available now - so now I can read Tim Bray's Ongoing in its full text form, rather than in just the summary form that he also made available in RSS format. (Looking at the stats from Bloglines, I see that Tim has 49 Bloglines subscribers for his Atom feed, but 3465 via his RSS feed - expect that pattern to change now that the much better Atom feed can be displayed properly).

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