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

Reflect LJ cuts better in RSS / Atom feeds

Reflect LJ cuts better in RSS / Atom feeds

Short, concise description of the idea
Expose the start, end, and title of LJ cuts in RSS / Atom feeds of LiveJournals.

Full description of the idea
At present, the LJ cut tag is only represented in the content of RSS / Atom feeds from LJ as <a name="cutid1"></a> at the start of the cut text. The end of the cut is not marked, and the cut's title text is not provided in the feed.

All this data should be provided in the feed, if possible by enclosing the cut text in a <div>, for example <div id="cutid1" class="lj-cut" title="Cut title here">blah<div>

An ordered list of benefits
  • Those using the feed have all the information in the original post.
  • Aggregators and those who post-process feeds with scripts can strip out or hide the contents of cuts.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Cuts may begin and end at different levels of the HTML document tree, which may make it difficult to generate conforming HTML within the RSS content.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
Tags: lj-specific markup, syndication, ~ submitted - needs retagging
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