[pmwiki-users] Newbie re: RSS

Chris Cox ccox at airmail.net
Wed Jun 14 23:55:47 CDT 2006

Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 14, 2006 at 10:19:58AM -0500, Glenn Blalock wrote:
>> I want users to be able to use an aggregator to see changes on a particular
>> trail:
>> http://comppile.tamucc.edu/wiki/TestFeeds/HomePage
>> Using Google Reader and the suggested link format to read this feed
>> (http://comppile.tamucc.edu/wiki/TestFeeds/HomePage?action=rss)
>> I see only the Group / Page information and a date, with a link to see
>> original item.  What I was hoping would happen is that I would see some
>> summary of the text on the particular pages in the trail, perhaps the text
>> that I've added, etc.  
> Yes, I'd be hoping to see that as well.   Unfortunately, I haven't
> figured out a good way to automatically summarize the text of the page,
> or even to summarize the recent edits to the page.  I'm very open
> for suggestions on this.
>> Is there a way for me to provide the feed with information from that pages,
>> other than the title and a link to the original?
> ?action=rss will report the value of any (:description ...:) markup that
> happens to be in the pages.

Cool..   Maybe description could also default to including para=1 or
lines=5 or something (output in some reasonable fashion appropriate
for rss) if no data is supplied.  Some way of getting
to supply that as description data somehow would be neat too.

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