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15 November 2005


Stuart Mudie

I'm going to risk making a fool of myself in public by talking about a technology that I only vaguely understand ...

I read my RSS feeds in Bloglines, and I exported the relevant feeds by following Bloglines' instructions to "export your subscriptions in OPML" format. Right at the top of the file I can even see a reference to 'opml version="1.0"' - am I missing something when you say that "an OPML version would be even nicer"?

In any case, see you in Paris :-)


This will be a case of the blind leading the blind, Stuart...

The file you did has an XML extension. If I open it in my OPML editor (the buggy but still good OPML Editor from Dave Winer), all it shows is loads of little icons and no text. If I just double-click the file in Windows, it opens it up in the 'XML Editor' which on my PC defaults to Internet Explorer.

My RSS reader is FeedDemon. When I first try to import it as an OPML file (which FD can do), it doesn't because it can't see the file as it looks for a file with an OPML extension. So I have to manually choose this file. What I actually did was rename the file and give it an OPML extension. That worked for FD.

Too many hurdles, though.

No matter. My post wasn't a criticism by any means! It's good of you to create the file, so thanks for doing that.

Stuart Mudie

Don't worry, I wasn't offended - just curious.

I've updated my .zip with a copy of the .xml file for which I've changed the extension to .opml, plus a readme pointing to this post for an explanation of why there are two versions of the file.

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