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RdSplay is my RdMise-based feed reader. You can see it in action on this site.

It's very much a work in progress, though I've already gone and given it a version number. The current code (1.2):

  • Parses RSS2 and Atom for titles, GUIDs and links.
  • Resolves relative URLs in Atom feeds with xml:base.
  • Understands that the same item can appear in many feeds, though at the moment it trusts all feeds to get their GUIDs right.
  • Records read/unread status.
  • Supports hidden/disabled feeds:
    • Feeds that fail repeatedly or return HTTP Gone are disabled automatically.
    • Items from hidden feeds are always hidden.
  • Updates the feed URL when it sees a Moved Permanently response.
  • Lets items be "starred" as interesting.
  • Outputs recent item Atom feeds and OPML™ subscription lists.

but it doesn't (yet):

  • Support relative URLs that don't use xml:base.
  • Attempt to understand content of items at all (fun!).
  • Have tags or other annotations for "starred" items.
  • Include search.
  • Have a scraping mechanism for sites without feeds.


14th July 2006