Re: [videoblogging] vogfeed

Hold up a sec, Andreas.

Before you start gracing the other lists with your charm, check out Lucas'
post. He makes a really good point:


> Lucas Gonze wrote:
> It seems to me that these metadata issues are approachable but nobody has
> taken responsibility for getting a finished solution all the way to the
> finish line.
> I wouldn't approach it as a thing about presenting a solution to various
> groups, because the cat herd doesn't respond well to such an open ended
> situation. Getting buy-in is half the project, doing a good job in
> factoring the problem is the other half. A traditional way to deal with
> this is to invite the people you need buy-in from to help with the
> factoring — make an ad-hoc working group, in other words.


A standard is a standard when a bunch of people get together and call it
one. Should we help Andreas put it together into a tidy bundle before it's
sent out into the world?

What does everyone think?


> On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 10:42:33 -0400, Joshua Kinberg <jkinberg@…>
> wrote:
>> What would really help would be something in the authoring interface
>> that allows users to "add enclosure" by either uploading a file or
>> entering a URL. Then it would write the HTML for them to copy and
>> paste into their blog entry.
> Yes, that's imperative. People like me who handwrite everything in their
> blogs would have no problems adding a simple rel="enclosure" to their
> enclosure-links. Generally those who are stupid enough (like me) to
> handwrite each page also care enough about their HTML to write it well.
> But everyone else (the 98% who use software) need to have these options as
> a part of their normal authoring process. There must be an option when
> they upload files to use in an entry, and an option when they are creating
> links in general.
> Like when you upload a photo in Moveable Type you can choose if you want
> to have it generate code for an embedded image or for a pop-up image.
> That's one place where you should be able to choose if the file you
> uploaded is an enclose, alternate version or just a normal file. (Moveable
> Type is the only recent blogging software I have direct experience with,
> and that experience is pretty much limited to adding an entry).
>> I'd be happy to work on a MovableType plugin to look for
>> 'rel="enclosure"' in the blog entry and add an enclosure to the RSS
>> feed. I think it could be done rather quickly by modifying Brandon
>> Fuller's MT-Enclosures plugin. Not sure how to extend the MT authoring
>> interface, but could figure it out I'm sure.
> That would be so very cool. Hopefully it could set a precedence for other
> blogging software to follow. I will try to find a WordPress developer
> mailing list (or something like that). Kenyatta mentioned an iPodder dev.
> list. I must find that also.
> – Andreas