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Testing a new feature
By Dave Winer on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 7:39 PM.

It's been a while since I posted an update on the minimal blogging tool. The last couple of weeks have been really intense. Imagine my software is a movie and after editing the film and watching it a few times all of a sudden I thought of a different, better, plot. When I looked at the movie after figuring it out all I could think about was how much better it would be with the new ending. So I went back to the cutting table and luckily I only needed to re-shoot a few scenes and after much head-scratching and fights with the actors, the movie is back in one piece, and it's feeling like a classic. Still a little rough in places, but we'll work those things out.  #

Anyway, it's time to test a new feature. I want Scripting News not only to support long-form blogging, posts like the one you're reading now, but also to display the link-blogging I do. The stuff that normally flows out to Twitter (and still does, of course). So I put together a little snippet of code that every time I post something new, rebuilds a bit of Javascript that displays the last 20 linkblog entries as an HTML list. Thus: #


Here's the HTML that generates that list: #

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://static.reallysimple.org/users/dave/linkblogxml/miniLinkBlog.js"></script> #

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