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PicoFeed turns relative links in RSS feeds absolute …

PicoFeed turns relative links in RSS feeds absolute by prepending them with either the site or feed URL, but a whole lot of feeds—incorrectly, kind of—contain in-page (“jump”) links that are relative to feed items. While feeds that are meant to be read on “off-site” domains should probably not contain relative URLs at all, the latter seems much more common than the (more technically correct) former. Forked and “fixed.”

X-Ray seems to fail to parse some of …

X-Ray seems to fail to parse some of the data—timestamps and authors, namely—in A List Apart’s RSS feed, I’m assuming because it’s missing a namespace attribute, and because hyperlinks inside author tags are considered invalid. The first I can “work around” by simply assigning entries a timestamp of NOW(), but then …

I, uh, built a thing. Know it’s ugly, …

I, uh, built a thing. Know it’s ugly, still. It’s a traditional RSS reader … that supports Microformats feeds and—for now, at least—IndieAuth. And there will be a Microsub-compatible API. (The web app itself isn’t Microsub-driven.) Runs on nearly any shared hosting environment.

Screenshot of an RSS reader I'm building

Looks like the IndieAuth Client for PHP dropped …

Looks like the IndieAuth Client for PHP dropped the me param when it exchanged getAccessToken() for exchangeAuthorizationCode() around when it moved to the 1.0.0 version, and that WordPress’s IndieAuth plugin never fully caught up, I’m thinking because Aperture hadn’t upgraded till now (and no one is foolish enough to self-host it, let alone the very latest version). (Also, please correct me if I’m wrong.)