Feed.TXT - A Free Feeds Format in Plain Text w/ Structured Meta Data and Markdown ; -)

Gerald Bauer gerald.bauer at gmail.com
Tue Jun 6 03:25:58 EDT 2017


   The structured meta data block is (simplified) YAML [1] e.g:

id:        http://therecord.co/chris-parrish
 title:     Special #1 - Chris Parrish
 url:       http://therecord.co/chris-parrish
 summary:   Brent interviews Chris Parrish, co-host of The Record and
one-half of Aged & Distilled.
 published: 2014-05-09T14:04:00-07:00
 - url:
   mime_type:     audio/x-m4a
   size_in_bytes: 89970236,
   duration_in_seconds: 6629

   As an alternative you can use "classic" JSON or newer human
versions (e.g. SON - Simple Object Notation, JSON5 or HJSON, for
example). If you use JSON than the begin / next / end marker change

   |>>>      becomes    |{
   </>        becomes   }/{
   <<<|      becomes    }|


[1] Good point- I know JSON is a subset of YAML and JSON is YAML but
YAML is not JSON etc.

PS: In difference to the new YAML Feed format - Feed.TXT looks like a
joke too ;-) It's easy it can't be true but it's for real e.g. all
content blocks use plain text with markdown formatting conventions ;-)
 No more need to clean the HTML for cross-site scripting etc.

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