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Opened 15 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#1392 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Summary should be recognizable as such in RSS feed

Reported by: fwenzel Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 1.5.1
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


I really appreciate the possibility to make a summary of a new post which is then displayed in the RSS feed.

Unfortunately there is apparently no possibility for the reader to distinguish whether the sentence displayed in the feed reader is just a "teaser" summary (so... people ought to click on the link to see the whole post) oder if it's just a very short post and there's nothing there worth clicking.

How about adding some dots or a "(more...)" link when it's a manual summary that's displayed? BTW: When it's an automatically created excerpt, these dots are _already_ added and make the people visit the site because they know there's more to see.

Change History (2)

#1 @fwenzel
15 years ago

  • Patch set to No

#2 @rob1n
14 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

The summary, by RSS definition (not sure about Atom) is text-only, which means no HTML. You can achieve the effect you're looking for by using full-content feeds (and thus HTML), and adding <!--more-->'s.

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