RSS readers, look out!

September 30th, 2004  |  Tags:

I’ve hacked up my reblog.py script (first mentioned here) so that it works around every issue I’ve discovered in transferring from RSS2 feeds to MetaWeblog API post structs. (Not least among these is the hilariously deficient ISO 8601 parser in WordPress.) I’m about to use reblog.py to fold in all of the b-side links into the main post database. I’m afraid this might appear as a “massive post explosion” in some syndication readers.

Once I can figure out the best way to generalize the script and make it more robust, I’ll distribute a new version. In the meantime, I’m crossing my fingers that this huge import works.

UPDATE: It worked. The b-side entries are now in the post database — this means that they appear inline (with a little “link” icon in “free variable blue”) and can accept comments.