Support "enclosure" xml tag in syndicated accounts
Short, concise description of the idea
Support "enclosure" xml tag in syndicated accounts by placing the enclosure in an iframe, or by generating a text link for the enclosure's URL.
Full description of the idea
I created a syndicated account for a podcast feed (wwo_podcast), but it is not including the actual podcast in the updates. Upon looking at the XML for the feed, I noticed that an <enclosure> tag is used for the podcast's MP3. Therefore I propose the following implementations:
1) Place the enclosure in an iframe.
This would be similar to the way that LiveJournal now allows you to embed media from any site by placing it into an iframe. I don't know much about the enclosure tag, so I don't know if it would work similar to the <embed> HTML tag. It would be nice if it did, because then the media could be played right from the feed's updates.
2) Alternatively, create a text link for the enclosure's URL.
If placing the enclosure in an iframe wouldn't work, then an alternative would be to parse the enclosure tag by autogenerating a text link for the url and including it in the body of the post.
Note that this suggestion is different than [http://community.livejournal.com/suggestions/596953.html?nc=15], which is asking that the enclosure tag be support in feeds generated by LiveJournal itself. This is asking the opposite: that LiveJournal support the enclosure tag from outside feeds that have had syndicated accounts created for them.
- LiveJournal uses could receive more media on their Friends list.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
- May lead to an increase in the amount of syndicated accounts being created, thereby causing strain on resources.
- May not be possible to implement.
- May not be the way that the enclosure tag was meant to be parsed, which possibly could cause problems with parsing the feed as a whole (wild speculation on my part; I really don't know much about XML).
An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
- Have someone code it.