20 Oct 2008 chalst   » (Master)

Recentlog and Advogato Diary Brokenness
ncm, writing about what's off-topic for advogato, observes that kgb's diary entries have strayed far from Advogato's purpose. Fair enough, and I don't suppose he deserves a very high rating, but it bothers me that the diary of someone who's done important work with linux gets rated below 3. Three thoughts: (i) I don't usually read at thresh=3, far too noisy; so why don't other folk rate noisy diaries of worthwhile people at 3 or 4, and read recentlog at thresh=4.1 or higher? (ii) Advogato would benefit from having some filtering technology for syndicated diaries; and (iii) Failing that, one can syndicate to advogato from some third-party filtering service like yahoo pipes.

I noticed more advogato html reformatting brokenness: doing all of: (i) line- breaking text when re-editing entries, even in the middle of tags (ii) escaping the <s and >s from tags broken across lines into their amperstand-id-semicolon html character identifier, and (iii) adding missing closing tags at the end of diary entries; together and in that sequence these amount to a lot of nuisance editing diary entries with all but the very simplest html markup in them. Just saying.

Postscript slef rated kgb's diary at 1, and Zaitcev rated it at 2. 'nuff said, really.

Latest blog entries     Older blog entries

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!