In talking the subject over with Rob and some email exchanges with
Aaron Swartz I've
decided that even though I'm a bit relunctant I've decided to go ahead to include the
entry bodies in my RSS feed.
As Aaron said:
But it's OK for their browser to reformat it as they see fit? What
if my aggregator is my browser.
He has a point. And if Marcus, who spent over a month
working on his site design is okay with his RSS feed …
It wasn't that much work to add the full descriptions (although I did have
to add some code to make sure that the entries contained abosolute URLs but nothing difficult).
Now, adding comments to my journal/blog on the other hand …
At first, it was one person asking for comments. After awhile there was someone else. Now I have a whole gaggle of people
clamouring for me to add comments.
It's not like it's difficult or anything; I just don't know how I
want to integrate them with the rest of this site. This whole site is an
experiment where each entry has a unique URL—and one that isn't tied to a portion of a
page (I dislike having to use the fragment portion of the URL to specify a document
fragment—why else would I go through the trouble of writing a bunch of
code to handle portions of documents?). So I
would like to treat comments the same way I treat entries here, but I'm
unsure of the best way to go about doing that.
And even if I figure out a way, do I always display the comments? Have a
link to read the comments? Not quite cut and dry.
Still pondering …
You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
The dates are the permanent links to that day's entries (or
entry, if there is only one entry). The titles are the permanent
links to that entry only. The format for the links are
simple: Start with the base link for this site: https://boston.conman.org/, then add the date you are
interested in, say 2000/08/01,
so that would make the final URL:
You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day
portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.
You may also note subtle shading of the links and that's
intentional: the “closer” the link is (relative to the
page) the “brighter” it appears. It's an experiment in
using color shading to denote the distance a link is from here. If
you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that
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