I won’t be bothered to comment in the forums because one needs to poke around to find the particular thread and then after finding it, the font is barely legible.
> I don’t have an RSS button in my HTML because it’s in the and it’s up
> to the browser to do the best thing based on the user interface, operating
> system and device.
Personally it doesn’t make much sense to me for someone to write an article that RSS is dying when they can’t take a few minutes to promote their feed on their site. If one wants readership for their content, I would think they would promote it in all ways possible. The author seems to be caught in a case of “It’s your job, not mine AND why aren’t you doing it?”
> There isn’t enough screen space on mobiles for every website to use their own
> RSS button.
Utter non-sense, always room in the footer. Webpages can scroll and scroll.
> Relying on the web author to present RSS is not going scale. Too many
> different websites, too many different designs, too many different platforms,
> browsers and devices.
I’ve been thinking about the scaling problem and I still don’t understand it. Scaling visually? Scaling technically?
I think it’s great for browsers to help in promoting a website’s feed but again if I really care about promoting my stuff, I’ll do whatever I can to get my words out there. Further, if I can’t find a way to subscribe to a feed, I’m not going to.
RSS is popular enough that it’ll live regardless of what the browser vendors do and how they support it.
Update: the original article has been “reworked” since this was written and the quotes may not be exact.