[uf-discuss] Re: Possible hAtom or maybe hSummary Use Case
Charles Iliya Krempeaux
supercanadian at gmail.com
Wed May 30 11:25:12 PDT 2007
Sorry... that was suppose to have been off list :-)
On 5/30/07, Charles Iliya Krempeaux <supercanadian at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> > [Geek of HTML/SQL/Perl/PHP/Python/Apache/Linux]
> > [OS: Linux 2.6.12-12mdksmp, up 95 days, 16:48.]
> > Non-Intuitive Surnames
> > http://tobyinkster.co.uk/blog/2007/05/25/non-intuitive-surnames/
> Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
> charles @ reptile.ca
> supercanadian @ gmail.com
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Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
charles @ reptile.ca
supercanadian @ gmail.com
developer weblog: http://ChangeLog.ca/
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