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Sun 26 Oct 2003

Reducing entries, XML in Sunday Times

Category : mac and the internet

I realised I had just too many entries per page, so reduced them to five to hasten download speeds. My desire for a long page and fewer clicks is not practical for someone struggling on a modem, i.e the majority.

I was surprised by the orange boxed "XML" in today's Sunday Times. Finally mainstream? I don't think so, it's still much a toy in the playground of the tech-savvy, but the article by Eugene Wee is an encouraging sign.

The reason I love this blosxom-modified blog of Bernard Teo's is that is provides RSS feeds - drag the word "syndicate" to your RSS reader and you are independent of a browser and know when there is new material - minus the graphics.

But I have found many feeds restricted to headlines which eliminates the potential of RSS. All the subsequent pointing and clicking ensures the print media will not disappear anytime soon. BTW, see RSS feeds for Straits Times.

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