It’s a clever hack, but to me this negates one of the core values of RSS feeds, which is the separation of content from presentation. I want all my feeds to look the same when I go through them. Another big problem with including a CSS sheet in a feed is the Cascading part of CSS–in Joi’s case, his CSS overrides only certain parts of my own custom CSS, which looks fairly unholy.
Now that this Pandora’s box is open, I guess the thing I would highly suggest is for anybody who decides to do this to publish two feeds: One with your CSS and one without.
As Brent Simmons noted, this will probably put some pressure on feed readers to be able to turn off the included CSS feeds.
Posted Tuesday, 30 December, 2003 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.