HTML is my craft; if Mozilla or Google screw up a feature, I am forced to take my art in a direction I don't want to. For example, there is no RSS text or button on my website; I assume that the browser will do what is appropriate to itself. If no browser comes with a default RSS button, then I may be forced to clutter my website design with RSS links, which I don't want to do.
Apparently you need an extension to see RSS/Atom feeds in chrome. Wow.
Google would rather you use its reader while you use your gmail while you use Google Docs.
Ranindaripley: why can't the ranter just put an RSS icon on the blog somewhere, anywhere? I see them on sites all the time.
alasdair: But, yeah, I don't think my users go to the RSS feed from the browser, which is Mozilla's point. They go from a dedicated RSS News Reader, and search the provided directory of RSS feeds. Like Google News, I believe?
And they have a big fat RSS link in the body of that page
RSS Is the Browser’s ResponsibilityThis is bullshit. As long as sites keep publishing them, tools like Fever, Pipes and Google Reader will still be useful... -- The Devil Tesla
This guy seems to think that the only way to access an RSS feed is through the browser. The only thing I use my browser for in relation to RSS is to grab a feed URL to pass to NetNewsWire/Google Reader. -- mrbill
RSS Is the Browser’s Responsibility
Primarily, "why"? I can get to a real browser on just about every screen-bearing network-enabled device to which I have access. Typically, I never go more than 45 minutes (not coincidentally, the length of my commute to/from work) that I couldn't, if I wanted to, get online from an actual PC
delmoi: there are 32 characters all in the range a-p, the first 16 letters of the alphabet. It's just a transformation or representation of a 128-bit value, such as a UUID.
The feed icon isn't just a button; it's an indicator that, by its appearance says "you may subscribe to this site". Hide it in a menu and you hide the indicator; I have to pull down the menu simply to see if I may subscribe.
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