I feel that people posting excerpts in their RSS feeds instead of full content basically ruins RSS.
@tomasino It may have made sense a long time ago when available bandwidth was a tenth of what most people have now, but HTTP 2.0, gzip compression, and available bandwidth should be enough to send a 20 text/plain books of 32kb in size each in under five seconds, in most parts of the globe.
@tomasino @edavies Do you use ridi? Or simple html2text? Or Gnus nnrss? rss2email? Curious to know more.
The Planet Venus code simplifies incoming HTML, if you decide to create an extract of the original text, but for private use I'd probably want the complete text, including HTML, and no scripts, and my own CSS. Sounds as safe as can be to me…
But, I'd prefer that Liferea presented a slightly smaller attack surface given that it doesn't seem to have the same level of resources applied to its security as the major browsers.
I've considered doing my own feed scanner but given the abominable mess RSS is I've never got round to it.
@edavies @tomasino To me, feeds allow me to use a feed reader, an application tuned to my expert user status, a UI that allows me to quickly scan and read lots of material with as little movement as possible. Clicking, loading, other tabs, aiming the mouse pointer, these things area easy to start with but they don't grow with me. So that’s the benefit of a dedicated news reader, independent of the GUI vs. text question. Text interfaces simply fascinate me.
@kensanata @tomasino Yes, opening pages in Liferea is very clumsy - part of why I'd prefer it not to try to be a browser as well so a single click can open where I want it open. Once I've got a few items open in Firefox tabs, though, reading through them is very quick; it's just a one-stroke mouse gesture to close each when done with it.
I simply don't see the point of reading web content at the command line. I often want to view images, search on content, follow links, bookmark and so on, all of which are best done in a browser.
@edavies @tomasino I agree with you regarding the various versions out there. To me, the RSS 2.0 version by Dave Winer just fixed what what was missing in RSS 0.91 – more content, and attaching audio files for podcasts. I don't care much about the other versions one way or the other. Atom promised the return of the read-write web with Atom editors and the like. But that is not how it turned out. Atom just ended up being more complicated than RSS 2.0. 😢