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Journal of Dom2 (2981)

Monday September 18, 2006
02:51 PM

All Journals RSS

[ #31044 ]

Is there a way to get a full text feed of all the use.perl journals? The feed on offer for the main journals page is somewhat limited -- it only has the titles and doesn't link through to the individual articles.

I only ask because up until now, I'd used "friends journals" to keep track of everybody. But I've just bumped into a limit -- only 200 friends are allowed. And it would be far more sensible to just read all new journals...

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  • I read all journal entries from my terminal using my journal reader script [cpan.org]. It connects to use.perl through its SOAP interface, then outputs the entries according to a template. It shouldn't be too hard to translate that into a template to do an RSS feed.
    • Thanks, I'll give that a try. It just bugs me that the site doesn't provide it by default...

      I know, I know. "patches welcome" :-)

      -Dom

  • You can turn most list pages on use Perl into feeds using the content_format query parameter, including a feed of the generic journal search [perl.org]. That gives you a feed with everyone’s posts, and each item links through to the specific post in question, though there’s no fulltext. Despite the last point, I find it helps enough to make reading along tolerable.

  • I've been wanting this feature as well, and I know of numerous other people who do too. However the site admins don't have a desire to support it.
    • More than likely, it's simply because the feature isn't applicable to slashdot, which is what the codebase is aimed at. I certainly wouldn't call the oversight malicious in any way...

      -Dom