Anthony Foglia writes:
> Slate modified their "build your own Slate" page so the old site
> file failed to work. While I've asked them to fix it, in the meantime
> I've created a new version that uses the RSS feed to get the story
Excellent! I had an RSS-based site file that I'd been using, but
it came out ugly and I was hoping to find a way to improve it
before checking it in. Yours is much nicer, so I've checked
it in. Thanks!
Meanwhile, I can't remember if I posted about some other sites
I added recently:
linux/linuxdotcom.site (replaces newsforge)
linux/ubuntu_weekly_news.site (probably still needs tweaking)
> I'm going to make a modified version for my personal use that will
> drop the blog stories (the has-been, kausfiles), because those pages are
> much bigger (160 kB and 66 kB currently) and I don't regularly read them.
> If anyone's interested, just say the word, and I'll send it to the list as
I would definitely like that for myself, and in fact, I would like
to make it the default unless someone else objects. Those columns
generally don't work anyway, because Slate always links to the
same URL for several days at a time, so Sitescooper sees the
URL in the cache and doesn't pick up the new file. And turning
off cacheing is no good -- that would make Slate huge. Eliminating
those columns entirely sounds like the best move.
> PS: If anyone knows how to get Sitescooper to output unescaped XML text
> (i.e. in CDATA tags), I'd appreciate figuring out how. (Then I could
> keep the descriptions as well.)
Sorry, I don't. Anybody else? It would make the RSS scoop look better.