The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Monday, July 20, 2020

Adventures in Atom

I offer up several feeds for my blog, one of the formats being Atom, a much nicer (and better specified) than RSS (which I also offer by the way). There exists an Atom feed aggregator for Gemini. The Atom specification allows zero or more links to a blog entry. I discussed this with the author of CAPCOM (the Atom feed aggregator for Gemini) and it can deal with multiple links. I don't know about any other Atom aggregators out there, but I'm going to find out, because each entry now has three links per entry—one to the web version, one to the Gemini version and one to the gopher version.

I have a feeling this is going to be fun, and by “fun,” I mean “it will probably break things somewhere because who is stupid enough to use more than one link?”

Update a few moments later …

Of course, becuse of the way I translate links for the gopher version, those using gopher won't see the web version of the link. Sigh.

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