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  • Ok, is there any way of getting a feed with full body text in it? I'd like to read important journals in my feed browser, but all this feed provides is the first few words of the body...

    Or am I totally misunderstanding the purpose of rss?

    • Possibly, but if you are, you're not the only one.

      There seem to be a wide range of RSS 1.0 feeds out there. For example, Matt Webb's Interconnected RSS feed has the full text of entries, whereas a default MT feed has only titles and an 'entry excerpt' (which is usually not manually written, and thus turns out to be the first few lines of the entry). I'm sure there are some people who just send journal entry titles, but I can't think of an example right now.

      However, given RSS (possibly) has one of the Ses as short for 'summary', I think expecting full text is probably overly hopeful.
      • Then how can all these magic agregator things work, then? The whole point, to me, is being able to use one app to see all the new posts on all my friend's journals, and read them, without having to actually open a web browser for every article.