Secret Cow Milking Enclosure (stephdairy) wrote in suggestions,
Secret Cow Milking Enclosure

Reflect friends-locked status of entries in RSS feeds.

Reflect friends-locked status of entries in RSS feeds.

Short, concise description of the idea
Include a tag reflecting the security status of an entry in the RSS feed of that entry.

Full description of the idea
If one accesses an LJ RSS feed while logged in, one can see friends-locked posts in that feed. This is valuable since it allows people to read friends-locked content via their RSS aggregator of choice.

However, nothing in the RSS feed indicates which particular posts are locked and which are not, so someone reading via an aggregator has no idea which information is confidential and which is not.

Perhaps a new RSS tag <LJ:protection> or <LJ:security> could be used to convey this?

An ordered list of benefits
  • People reading via an RSS aggregator would know which posts were locked and which were not.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • (no drawbacks)

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Include a new tag, say <LJ:security>, in the RSS feed of journals, and note in that tag whether a journal entry is public or protected.
Tags: security, syndication, § implemented
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