In an RSS feed, you get some text plus a link. The link is the link to the original article that the entry in the feed corresponds to; the text is either the entire original article or an abbreviated version of it.

Or at least that’s the way it’s conventially done. But in Simon Phipps’ The Daily Mink, while the above is true for some articles (ones that Simon wrote himself), there are a fair number of entries where the RSS feed just contains a sentence or two of introduction/commentary, and the link sends you straight to the article (written by somebody else) being commented upon.

Which led to a couple of minutes of confusion – I normally always jump straight to the original article, skimming (at best) the text from the feed – but it seems like a reasonable enough way to do things.

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