The main thing to look for (beyond coverups for my typos) was Seb Paquet’s suggestion to populate the hypertext links attached tp the feed item titles with the
title= attribute set to a part of the item’s description. This is done, see the example below, so feeds could be generated with title only displays, but mouse overs on the links will reveal the first 150 chars of the item description (if your browser does that for title attributes on href links).
I do need some help as I have a request from someone who is asking that the output be able to support UTF-8 character encoding. My first attempt was merely to update this server as well as the default php.ini to use utf-8 as the default character set. I am CharSetIgnorarant– will that have adverse affects on other people? Also, it did not seem to help his site, which is all utf-8 encoded. So now I am thinking this is something in Magpie.. the 0.71 update is supposed to support different character encodings.
I’ll be diving in later.
Below is the rss feed for the updates I have been posting to the Feed2JS web site– see if the mouse over links will reveal anything!
The post "Tinkering Again With Feed2JS – Help With Char Sets?" was originally yanked out of the teeth of a rabid chicken at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2005/01/tinkering-again/) on January 11, 2005.