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Throwing more JSON on the fire
By Dave Winer on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 9:30 AM.

Tis the season and ho ho ho! permalink

The JSONification of the River was a big hit, and now the river renderings are starting to get real beautiful. Here's the latest one.  permalink  permalink

Ain't she pretty! :-) permalink

A picture named santa.gifThat's cool, I thought -- so what's next? Well I'm getting ready to do a really simple blogging tool, like the one we did in 2002, but even simpler. And I'm going to need to display the blog posts, so why not do it in a really modern way.  permalink

1. JSONify the RSS from the blog. permalink

2. Render it in the browser in JavaScript. permalink

Yes! That's certainly worth a try. permalink

So this is what I did. permalink

1. I did a JSONified version of the feed for Scripting News. You'll see that it bears a strong resemblance to the XML version, from which it is derived. permalink

2. I did a JavaScript version that calls back to a local script which you must define called onGetRss. It renders the RSS however you feel it should be rendered. Have a look at the home page of for some ideas. But don't stop there. Make it realllly beautiful.  permalink

It's worth a note to say that now RSS has escaped the confines of XML. It's become a more general language for describing stuff that updates. permalink

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