Bowser (leasdad) wrote in suggestions,
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RSS Summary.

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RSS Summary.

Short, concise description of the idea
Make correct use of the RSS summary property.

Full description of the idea
Currently, LiveJournal feeds display the whole post as the summary. The summary should be either a user-created summary, or a computer generated excerpt without HTML tags.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Less processing time for Aggregators.
    Correctness.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • More work on The LJ side of things.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Psuedo-code example:
    if ( user doesn't write a summary )
    Make the summary the first X words of the post;
    Remove the HTML ( aside from links, I suppose. )
    append [...]
Tags: syndication, ~ submitted - needs retagging
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