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Re: Shimbun Basics
* Romain FRANCOISE:
> Okay, I will repeat it one last time: it has _not_ been invented
> before, since it does not serve the same purpose as RSS interfaces
> _at all_.
from the info node "shimbun library":
"This section explains three typical `shimbun' applications (two of
which are included in the `shimbun' library) and how to make
`shimbun' modules by yourself (you need to be able to write Emacs
Lisp programs). All three applications make it possible to fetch
continuously-updating information from web sites around the world
and to read them as if you were reading mail messages."
that would be a very good description of RSS.
> And after all, if you want to have a "RSShimbun" so badly, why not
> do it yourself? It's all Free Software.
i don't want RSSimbun badly, but i want a good news-tracker and a good
web-browser in text format. currently the emacs-w3m developers make
my trusty emacs-w3m more and more bloated, and they are totally
unresponsive when i post problem reports about some core functionality
(the `&' -> `&' problem with POST URIs, for example). i can
understand this: they have a new pet project, but otoh i'm very new
to emacs and just can't do it myself.
besides: RSS is an XML format specifically designed for what shimbun
is supposed to do. i don't understand why it is growing popularity
all over the world rapidly, but not in japan.