It's even worse than it appears..
Monday July 18, 2022; 12:36 PM EDT
  • Here's an RSS feed for the tweets on my cluelessnewbie test account. This is new. Look at the items in that feed, you'll see each has a source:markdown element. It's explained in the docs for the Source namespace. #
  • I entered a thread in Twitter, using Markdown to style lists, text, links and code. Also note that the first item in the Twitter thread begins with a single #, which my processor interprets as it being the title for the RSS item. Believe it or not that fixes a pretty big mismatch in the connection between Twitter and RSS, titles. If you remember reading Twitter feeds in Google Reader you'll know what I mean. 😄#
  • The text starts in Twitter, goes out through RSS, is processed by Markdown, and rendered predictably in my reader app. #
  • The Twitter thread, as rendered in my RSS reader.#
  • Summary: We've added Markdown to RSS, and hooked Twitter up to RSS. And of course because it's all open, any RSS reader can support this.#
  • In the old days on Scripting News when something like this worked I'd end the post with..#
  • Bing!#
  • PS: Support for this feature is already in the reallySimple package. #
  • PPS: Here's a place to ask questions. #
  • PPPS: The devnotes for Markdown in RSS.#

Last update: Tuesday July 19, 2022; 6:12 PM EDT.

You know those obnoxious sites that pop up dialogs when they think you're about to leave, asking you to subscribe to their email newsletter? Well that won't do for Scripting News readers who are a discerning lot, very loyal, but that wouldn't last long if I did rude stuff like that. So here I am at the bottom of the page quietly encouraging you to sign up for the nightly email. It's got everything from the previous day on Scripting, plus the contents of the linkblog and who knows what else we'll get in there. People really love it. I wish I had done it sooner. And every email has an unsub link so if you want to get out, you can, easily -- no questions asked, and no follow-ups. Go ahead and do it, you won't be sorry! :-)