- Hi all,
I've been going over NNTP again. Maybe I'm just stuck in a mental
rut or something but tell me again why we're not using news for these
As the number of feeds increases so do the articles. It's not long
before there's a rapid overload of too much news... This has been
handled quite well in the past by using either a web interface or a
NNTP server. The hassle with a web interface is that I can't
(usually) do client-like things from it. I can't, for example,
easily mail something from a web page. The cutting/pasting is such a
nightmare. I also can't forward that page AND it's contents into a
useful local repository of data. This so I can review it at a later
What about this idea, we create one newsgroup for each feed. Then
push each of it's items into a single message. Have the message
contain whatever human readable info was present in the item AND
attach some nuggets of XML to it.
No, this wouldn't work given the current UseNet 'push it all around'
structure because we'd be creating new groups left and right.
However, if the feeds were concentrated at some known sources it
might be OK. We're not talking the gobs of crap that's already going
round in usenet; just news headlines and some limited bits of XML.
I'm just really irritated with not being able to use some really
powerful UI features when it comes to reading newsfeeds. I'm ok
being yanked over to the actual website when I want to read the
article. But I'm sick of wading through and endless morass of really
hideous (and everchanging) user interfaces.
So, anyone want to comment?