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Re: misc/40398 (RSS news feeds should include content)

The following reply was made to PR misc/40398; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: (John Nemeth)
To: Marc Balmer <>, Martin Husemann 
Subject: Re: misc/40398 (RSS news feeds should include content)
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 11:01:47 -0700

 On Dec 21,  7:40am, Marc Balmer wrote:
 } Am 31.07.11 12:57, schrieb Martin Husemann:
 } > On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 07:49:12AM +0000, 
 } >> The RSS feeds mentioned in all contain 
 } > 
 } > All of them seem to only contain title, date and link, no content.
 } > 
 } > I would also suggest to consider switching from RSS to ATOM, as (at least
 } > in the ancient version used on some still popular modern
 } > browsers from a company well known for a non free operating system still
 } > can not display this feed.
 } Ok, I understand what you mean.  I though the OP pointed out that the
 } feeds were empty, which they are actually not...
 } Not sure if having feeds with such low frequency as here is desireable
 } at all, though.
      Why does the frequency matter?  The only question that matters
 is:  are they being used?  And, I believe the answer is yes (I do know
 one person that uses them directly).  Also, the pkgsrc-changes isn't
 low frequency.
 }-- End of excerpt from Marc Balmer

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