Including markdown source in RSS feed

published on 2022/05/29

So the question is what to do about the noise? Here's the plan. As with all my previous aggregators, I'm stripping the markup to provide a quiet reading environment. But I'm putting back the features I want, linking, bold and italic, by allowing the feed to provide the Markdown source of the post. If it's present, we'll use that to render the item in the reader, not the description element. #

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Dave Winer, the inventor of RSS and many other wonderful things on the web, is working on a new feed aggregrator and is proposing <source:markdown> as an element for feed provider to provide a markdown source.

We have a simple feed aggregrator here that power the tech news section of this website. We will add support for this as we improve our feed aggregrator.