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Skin yo feeds bros

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Alex Boxworth has a yummy application that is hosted at the Sourcelabs sandbox called Skinnerbox. As most you might be unaware, it is possible to make your XML feeds look a lot more decent than the taggy mess it looks right now by using XSL transformations. Bascially, you just slap on an XML stylesheet to it (very much on the lines of the normal CSS that you use in HTML) and you get a page that looks a lot better.

Now, Blogger already ‘skins’ its Atom feed, but it is pretty plain and sadly, since you cannot mess around with the XML feed templates in Blogger (at least that is what I remember), you can’t do much more than to drool at what you could do with it. But if you are one of the lucky ones who can tamper with their XML templates, make sure that you try this one out.

p.s: IE7 already formats XML feeds internally, which is both good and bad. Users would no longer be exposed to raw XML as a result of this, but what if I want to use my own stylesheet to format my feed?

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Written by shyam

September 7, 2006 at 10:47 am

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