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“Bloglines”:http://www.bloglines.com/about/news continues to add enhancements to their excellent free online feed aggregator service, and further improvements are being added by others – “Chad Everett”:http://www.cxliv.org/jayseae/2004/05/10/extending_mozilla.html has developed a very nice plugin for Mozilla and Firebird which embeds the bloglines notifier in the browser’s status bar, and also adds a right-click context menu which allows quick subscription to pages you are currently viewing (I assume this will require embedded RDF in the page in question to support auto-discovery, unless it searches bloglines itself). All of this could be done by downloading the notifier separately and using a bookmarklet, but Chad’s work provides a nicer package with a decent interface, and the fact that it will work on any platform capable of running a recent Mozilla build probably makes these features available to more people than ever.

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2 Responses to “Bloglines Mozilla Plugin”

  1. jayseae

    Thanks for the kind words!

    The auto-discovery doesn’t require RDF – as you mention, it actually submits the request to Bloglines, which has its own routines for finding feeds (some of those may include RDF to get you there).

    Apparently there are problems with OS X, too – but I’ll see what I can do there. 🙂

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  2. Sam Newman

    No problem at all Chad – it’s a nice bit of work! Now if you could build something similar for del.icio.us… 🙂

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