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Microsub and Feeds was a session at IndieWebCamp London 2020.

Notes archived from: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/microsubfeeds

IndieWebCamp London 2020
Session: Microsub and Feeds
When: 2020-03-14 16:20



Discussing the Microsub concept and how to massage feeds into the format that Microsub needs(jf2)

  • microsub split into two parts
  • backend and client
  • ryan did newsblur to microsub bridge
  • run a ms server that is connecting to newsblur
  • aaron made aperture, most full featured backend at the moment
  • yarns is another backend
    • functional, but not the same storage capacity as the others
  • how do you take whatever source you want and massage it into microsub format?
    • you could do it for anything, that's one of its advantages
    • it just expects jf2, simplified version of microformats
  • post has to have published date, etc
  • Wordpress REST API converted into microsub feed
    • takes any wordpress site
    • turns it into a feed that can be read in any microsub endpoint
  • question is: what do people want to be able to read?

What We are Reading

  • any criticisms of microsub protocol?
    • it doesn't support multiple authors
    • happens a lot in the academic world
  • does it become a big maintenance burden trying to parse so many external feeds?
    • json-ld is pushed by google, so it's a safe bet for now
    • rss has longevity

See Also