Over lunch, I was waiting for someone at Rye Playland to call be back about an issue in their accounting software. Never one to waste the gift of free time, I wrote an RSS generator that can be used for zines. I created a feed for three stories at The Martian Wave and I used feedburner to create one of their animated widgets. Here is what I got:
All that I have to do is clean up the code and publish the link. There is quite a bit that can go wrong, though. I have a huge problem with non-roman characters and there’s the old garbage-in garbage-out thing. If people start trying to include html tags or large amounts of data it will break. It is also up to the webmaster of a zine to create a new rss.xml file with the same name each time the zine changes. Feedburner expects the new file to be in the same place with the same name.