I use a script by Dave Winer called FeedtoMasto, with which I can post various items from RSS feeds to my Mastodon account. This script requires the feed to have guids. From what I can see, the statuslog doesn’t support this. Is this something that’s on the roadmap for a future release?
Do you know if Dave’s service requires RSS feeds instead of Atom feeds? The feeds on status.lol are Atom feeds, which use
id instead of
guid per the spec. They do validate, so I think I have everything set up correctly. If you think you need an actual RSS feed with
guid elements, though, I’d be glad to set that up for the service!
From what I can read in his code, he specifically checks for guids.
It just occurred to me I can of course just add my Mastodon instance to the settings of my status.lol page… duh…
I should probably offer proper RSS feeds anyway. For weblog.lol, I serve RSS, Atom, and JSON feeds — there’s no reason why I can’t do the same for status.lol. Will try to get that in ASAP!