September 26th, 2002


RSS syndication and Hand Held Users.

The RSS syndication is nifty, but is it practical to consider doing the same for Friends View? There are now several desktop RSS aggregators, would loading an RSS update of the friends view be less stress on the servers than reloading the friends view?

This also ties in for Palm, PocketPC and other handheld users. At the moment, the only way I've found of getting LJ content onto a palm is to reprocess the Recent and Friends view by striping out unwanted HTML in a proxy. This is defiantly sub optimal. An RSS feed of the friends view, and maybe even RSS feeds of posted comments would help.

Is it going to be worth trying to work out how to do this?