Registry in RSS
msdemlei at ari.uni-heidelberg.de
Wed Jan 13 07:24:13 PST 2010
Dear Registry folks,
In the department "cheap ads" I've set up an RSS feed of what's new
in the registry at http://vo.uni-hd.de/regrss .
This is updated via an OAI query twice a day (6 am and 4 pm
CET, actually). Before going ahead with actually publishing and
registering this, I'd appreciate some feedback from you.
I have particular doubts about my half-assed HTML-based way of
conveying a bit of key-value-fun. Using, e.g., the author tag in RSS
for creator.name is something I don't quite like; for one, the content
of the author element is not displayed very prominently in many RSS
UAs, whereas the typical astronomer looks at author(s) first (80% of
ADS queries used to be author *only*), and for a second, I don't
believe creator.name is a close match for RSS' author.
So, I'm using HTML definition lists in the RSS description. Ugly --
but does it at least work well for you? I'm using RSS categories for
the subjects, on the other hand. Is that a good idea? Are there any
UAs that actually do something with it?
Any feedback welcome.
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