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  • 360. Re: Where did RSS go in Safari 6???
    Lynne Hirzel Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    For me, this is one of those features I didn't think I used often until it suddenly vanished out from under me. Please bring it back!

  • 361. Re: Where did RSS go in Safari 6???
    s4lex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I knew that I used Safari 5's built-in RSS functionality a lot, but didn't realize how valuable it was to my daily work until Apple yanked it out with no warning in Safari 6.

     

    Shame on you Apple! Bring RSS back to Safari. As this commenter wrote on a related blog article:

     

    "Apple killed the use of their computers to 100,000s of people struggling with disabilities. Cancer killed Steve: Tim killed Apple… and my friend’s livelihood (writing editorials on the day’s news)  THANKS!!!"

     

    Twitter and Facebook sharing will *never* replace the open standards and open data empowerment that RSS enabled for web site developers and content creators. It's too bad so many people are fooled or simply don't understand how many freedoms they give up when they cave into proprietary corporate technologies over open Internet standards.

     

    http://gigaom.com/2012/09/07/twitter-killed-my-business-an-inside-look-at-the-ec osystem-crackdown/

  • 362. Re: Where did RSS go in Safari 6???
    s4lex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Another truthful and informed blog post on this topic:

     

      http://muddledramblings.com/rumblings-from-the-secret-labs/no-rss-in-safari-6-se riously/

     

    "I am mostly happy with the new version of Safari. Mostly. I am also stunned and dismayed that they have removed the support for RSS feeds. Yes, stunned anddismayed.

     

    Something important has happened in the
    Media Empire!

     

    You see how simple and unobtrusive that is? Not some feed that shows me big blocks of info, just a number in a place I’m likely to notice. Not in some other app that I need to check periodically.

     

    With a heavy sigh this morning I set out once more to find an RSS reader that doesn’t suck. I couldn’t find one. Out of the pile of newsreader apps I waded through, they ALL failed on at least one of these criteria..."

  • 363. Re: Where did RSS go in Safari 6???
    ZORGALISCIOUS Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Please remember, this forum and discussion will not get to the developers please oh PLEASE make sure you use http://www.apple.com/feedback/ to get the message to them.

  • 364. Re: Where did RSS go in Safari 6???
    atimoshenko Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    6.0.1 has come, but RSS is still missing. Dissapointing, Apple!

  • 365. Re: Where did RSS go in Safari 6???
    Guru Maximus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Bring back native RSS functionality to Safari!

     

        * It is not something that broke Safari (it has been there for years)

     

        * Those who don't wish to use it, don't have to (I am still getting Java updates for my browser. How many websites still use applets? May be not even 1% of the web. But how many websites have RSS functionality? Probably most of the dynamic websites out there - not the static ones!)

     

        * A simple preference in Safari can be used to turn this functionality on or off (if having it always on irks Apple and other media controllers).

     

        * Just like Apple supported HTML5 over a proprietary Flash, it should again take the same stand - support the open RSS standards (may be even adopt one, like Webkit) over the closed social networking platforms.

     

    So, Apple, please bring back the RSS functionality in Safari/Mail. It's important for many of your customers!

  • 366. Re: Where did RSS go in Safari 6???
    AppleSean Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here, here! Would be nice to be able to update my OSes.

  • 367. Re: Where did RSS go in Safari 6???
    etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (24,270 points)

    There are no open RSS standards. RSS feeds are just random XML files. I tried to capitalize on Apple's decision to remove RSS from Safari by releasing my own RSS reader. Now I can see why Apple did that. RSS feeds are a mess and Apple didn't want to deal with it anymore.

  • 368. Re: Where did RSS go in Safari 6???
    neil456 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Funny, I never had any problems with Safari RSS feeds.  If Apple wanted to only support RSS feeds that were standard compliant, then I would be fine with that.  Heck, Apple could just as well publish it's own standard and guess what, most would follow.  But, etresoft, go ahead and you publish your standard and see who pays attention to you.

     

    This is why it's important for Apple to continue to support RSS feeds, and not you (no offense meant.)

     

    But Apple is not supporting RSS for a reason and the Internet is less free and open because of this stance.  I don't mind Apple making lots of profit from locked in iDevices as long as they continue to support free and open standards along with access for experienced or pro users.   Unfortunately, they keep backing away from these latter approaches and that makes Apple less tolerable.  Today, I think Apple and Microsoft have switched places with regard to closed platforms and I think people's attitudes are recognizing this.

     

    In fact, I think one can make the case that half of the Android market share is directly attributable to this attitude (the other half being cost).  Apple please take notice as I don't want to abandon you, but feel I am being forced away. 

  • 369. Re: Where did RSS go in Safari 6???
    ubernaut Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    @etesoft your point has already been addressed and discounted i dont see why you are defending apple on this. the irony of this situation because not every tom dick and harry even knows what rss even is not enough people can complain about this but this snafu imo actually puts the map thing to shame. Apple is sacraficing its core user base nowadyas in favor of the masses each day that passes its goign to get a little more like microsoft and google and little less like the apple we all fell in love with if soemthing isnt done to change course on things like this rss feed thing.

     

    Come on Cook, help us out here!

  • 370. Re: Where did RSS go in Safari 6???
    paul1@mac.com Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    listen apple. i am an angry loyal customer. and i am not the only one.

    taking out rss was a mistake and you have to correct that asap.

  • 371. Re: Where did RSS go in Safari 6???
    s4lex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    paul1@mac.com wrote:

     

    listen apple. i am an angry loyal customer. and i am not the only one.

    taking out rss was a mistake and you have to correct that asap.

     

    Agreed. I just picked up an Ubuntu v12 netbook with 8GB RAM and an 256GB SSD for under $600. Would have spent the extra coin for a MacBook Air, but I will not buy another Mac or upgrade any of my current Macs to Mountain Lion until RSS is brought back to OS X and Safari.

     

    I'm still hopeful that a smart, courageous person at Apple that respects Steve's legacy of simplicity (as afforded by the simply beautiful RSS functionality in Safari 5) will eventually bring it back. At least show some respect for us open source and open standards folks who were early OS X and MacBook Pro adopters, and remained loyal as Linux desktop usability and Android mobile functionality have caught up with or surpassed OS X and iOS -- please make some public announcement if you truly believe RSS was hurting OS X and Safari. Don't just rip out this feature and pretend that no one noticed.

  • 372. Re: Where did RSS go in Safari 6???
    ubernaut Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    i also am boycotting safari 6 & mountain lion for as long as i can because of this issue. like i said before the least they can do is restore some option for people who want to regain the missing functionality. that rss button extension just reminds you how bad it is that safari no longer reads feeds. isnt there room in the marketplace for a little differentiation?

  • 373. Re: Where did RSS go in Safari 6???
    etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (24,270 points)

    ubernaut wrote:

     

    @etesoft your point has already been addressed and discounted i dont see why you are defending apple on this.

    Because I actually wrote an RSS feed reader. People here keep talking about "free and open standards" and assume that somehow has something to do with RSS. It doesn't. There is nothing "open" or "standard" about RSS.

     

    Imagine if each web site had its own version of HTML. I don't mean HTML3.2, HTML 4.01, HTML5, and XHTML - I mean a different set of tags for each site. Eventually, Safari would only be able to display headings and paragraphs and hide everything else. That is exactly what Safari's RSS reader does. All it can do is the lowest common denominator.

     

    You wonder why I keep defending Apple and I wonder why you keep defending Apple. Safari's RSS reader was one of the most feature-lacking of any RSS readers. I released my own RSS reader that didn't do much more than Safari but added notifications. All of the feedback I get from users is to add features that Safari never had to begin with.

  • 374. Re: Where did RSS go in Safari 6???
    ulzeraj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    s4lex wrote:

     

    paul1@mac.com wrote:

     

    listen apple. i am an angry loyal customer. and i am not the only one.

    taking out rss was a mistake and you have to correct that asap.

     

    Agreed. I just picked up an Ubuntu v12 netbook with 8GB RAM and an 256GB SSD for under $600. Would have spent the extra coin for a MacBook Air, but I will not buy another Mac or upgrade any of my current Macs to Mountain Lion until RSS is brought back to OS X and Safari.

     

    I'm still hopeful that a smart, courageous person at Apple that respects Steve's legacy of simplicity (as afforded by the simply beautiful RSS functionality in Safari 5) will eventually bring it back. At least show some respect for us open source and open standards folks who were early OS X and MacBook Pro adopters, and remained loyal as Linux desktop usability and Android mobile functionality have caught up with or surpassed OS X and iOS -- please make some public announcement if you truly believe RSS was hurting OS X and Safari. Don't just rip out this feature and pretend that no one noticed.

     

     

    If this keeps going as it is my next laptop will be a Thinkpad with Linux installed. As a professional who always buys Apple products because of the quality I am totally frustrated.

     

    When was the last time we had a real feature on OS X? I think it was Snow Leopard with cool stuff like Grand Central Dispatch and OpenCL. I'm pretty sure the guys who works with arts and design that used to buy Apple products are also disappointed with the system.

     

    Instead of real upgrades what do we have? "System-wide Facebook and Twitter integration". Is that supposed to be a joke?

     

    The thing that scares me more than all is that the next versions of the Macbook Pro will be basically "an iPad with Keyboard".

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