[uf-discuss] Re: Possible hAtom or maybe hSummary Use Case

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Wed May 30 11:11:48 PDT 2007

Hey Toby,

(This is off list.)

Putting your latest blog post in your signature (like you've done) is
a really interesting idea!

One could even do re-runs of older posts.

An interesting way of getting people to you blog.

See ya

On 5/30/07, Toby A Inkster <mail at tobyinkster.co.uk> wrote:
> Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> > BUT... how do they choose what goes into the RSS <description>
> > element?  (Especially... when they want the RSS <description> element
> > to be a summary... and NOT the full text of the post.)
> The way my CMS does it is:
>         1. There is a field in the database called "summary". If this is
>            non-empty, this is the summary;
>         2. Otherwise, if the message contains an HTML comment:
>            <!-- at SUMMARY@--> then it treats everything before that comment
>            as being part of the summary;
>         3. Otherwise, it takes the first kilobyte of text, and
>            performs various bits of trickery to ensure that it doesn't
>            break a word in half and closes all its HTML elements properly;
>         4. If the above fails, it substitutes "Summary not available", or
>            the equivalent in the same language as the article itself if
>            possible.
> This mostly seems to work well, but I agree that <div class="hsummary">
> might be a nice idea. If it existed, I'd probably nestle it between #1 and
> #2 above, though it's somewhat harder to implement for a naive HTML parser
> than #2 is.
> --
> Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
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