[uf-discuss] Concerning the Technorati pipes
lists at ben-ward.co.uk
Fri Oct 16 16:24:30 PDT 2009
I've been fielding this question quite a lot over the past few days,
since the recent Technorati.com redesign appears to have killed the
landing pages for their contacts and events microformat pipes. I've
heard from a number of people that they rely on the service and are
concerned about it.
I don't know what Technorati's plan is for the service, whether they
are going to remove it, stop supporting it or whether the missing
landing pages are just a configuration error.
What is known is this:
1. The actual pipes themselves are still live and operational:
Those URLs return 404s if you don't include the target URL.
2. For those concerned or with a reliance on Technorati's service:
The Technorati pipes run Brian Suda's awesome, free and open source
X2V transformer. As well as it running hosted on his personal site (http://suda.co.uk/projects/x2v
, not recommended for production use—it's a little unfair to use
Brian's personal site as a service) but you can also SELF-HOST the
code as part of your own set-up, without any changes to your
There are also other transformers (Optimus, for example).
So, I hope that provides a little info for people who might be
concerned. If anyone from Technorati or who has a contact at
Technorati could get actual clarity on the fate of the service that
would be great, but the most important thing is that the code is open,
and I hope the information in this email helps people out in
maintaining their applications.
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