urn:uuid:738eea20-af28-5496-b3d7-544e683244f6 Topic: Syndication feeds – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2021 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/favicon/favicon.svg 2021-06-03T12:52:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:d764d4c0-29d5-4098-b1d8-76a563b61856 2021-06-03T12:52:00Z 2021-06-03T12:52:00Z A deeper dive into Chrome WebFeed Google hasn’t turned Chrome into a feed reader, but it does use Atom and RSS feeds to let visitors follow any website. Here are more details on how it works. <p>You should first read about the article Chrome experiment to let you Follow websites before you keep reading this one. This article goes deeper into the technical details of how Chrome WebFeed works.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/chrome-follow-feeds.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:dbe8732e-05a0-47a2-87a3-53b0d249e95c 2021-06-03T11:56:00Z 2021-06-03T11:56:00Z Chrome experiment lets you Follow news and website updates A brief history of where news/syndication feeds (“RSS“) went wrong, and how Google Chrome might just have found the right place for it in the Chrome web browser. <p>Google is experimenting with a new way to undercut the value of its fiercest “attention competitors” (Twitter and Facebook.) It’s also helping web publishers and the open web ecosystem at the same time. Here’s a brief history of the technology behind Chrome’s new Follow feature, and how it’s better than earlier attempts at building feeds into web browsers.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/chrome-follow-websites.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:8b5d6a2e-74b8-4c41-b2a6-a0e4f4b1e9ee 2021-04-22T01:55:00Z 2021-04-24T00:59:00Z Superfeedr sends logins in plain-text (a HSTS case study) Superfeedr sends logins in plain-text (a <abbr title="HTTP Strict Transport Security">HSTS</abbr> case study) Superfeedr tried securing its website with HTTPS and HSTS, but failed to apply it correctly. User emails and credentials are sent in plain-text on the first login. <p>I recently signed up for an account with Superfeedr (a WebSub Hub provider). I noticed a security issue in the sign-up process, and thought it would make an excellent case study for HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS). Here’s what Superfeedr did wrong, why they probably didn’t realize it, and how you can avoid making the same mistake in the future.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/superfeedr-hsts-oopsie.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:0b298cef-ed4a-44f9-b0a8-4b8c3c75044e 2021-04-19T08:55:00Z 2021-04-19T08:55:00Z FeedBurner stirs in its slumber to announce more feature deprecations Google FeedBurner (the RSS enhancer and analytics suite) hasn’t received much attention in the last decade. Google now deprecates feed-to-email and more features. <p>Last week, Google announced that they’re making changes to FeedBurner. Like everyone else who received the email from Google, I expected this to be the time when the service passed on to the Google Graveyard. However, they merely announced the deprecation of yet more features.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/feedburner-2021.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:1d0c301d-3ee3-4aab-b882-a9ac8d6b0ce2 2019-09-02T13:08:00Z 2019-09-02T13:08:00Z Make changes to static content with response body substitutions Tweak the HTTP response body with regex substitutions. Apache HTTPD configuration example shows changing the URL tracking parameters in a syndication feed file. <p>Ctrl blog’s syndication news feed is called upon to handle a lot of different tasks and service integrations. It’s used to share new articles on Twitter, create the weekly newsletter, as well as handling integrations with syndication services like Apple News and Flipboard. It’s also used in a myriad of different feed readers by individual readers.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/mod_substitute.html">Read more …</a></p>