Of course, other than what the acronym means (Really Simple Syndication), I never really looked much into it. I know basic css and html, but never really got involved in xhtml, xml, or any of the .js and stuff because i really am, you know, lazy
Of course, I think I found the laziest way out I possibly could. While hardly a ground breaking program, it *is* good enough at the moment to peruse the mailing list. I really can't believe I did not do this much earlier.
This is the very early not quite alpha prototype which of course is using nothing more than the htmlText feature of the field (yes, I know it isn't feature complete, but I am pretty sure I can correct the deficiencies in formatting by using other regular tools available in Lc's language). I think I spent the better part of a half hour trying to figure out why I couldn't filter a variable without space (which is more time than I spent writing the code AND making the interface, and I still haven't figured out, if anyone knows, I'd love to hear it!), so the code (such as it is) after 10 minutes is -
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on threadsFetch // set up the current date to be appended to the url... put item 3 of the long date & "-" & word 1 of item 2 of the long date into tmpArchive /* put chartoNum(character 1 of tmpArchive) <- for some reason, a space is being inserted into tmpArchive??? */ delete character 1 of tmpArchive // initially, I tried 'filter tmpArchive without space', but for some reason that did not work :( put "http://lists.runrev.com/pipermail/use-livecode/" before tmpArchive /* I plan to have tmpArchive autoupdate, and at some point the complete archives will be loadable as well. Probably use a table for this... */ // use-list base address is "http://lists.runrev.com/pipermail/use-livecode/" and the "year-Month"... // an example would be ("http://lists.runrev.com/pipermail/use-livecode/2019-January/") set the htmlText of field 1 to url (tmpArchive) // remarkably effective... end threadsFetch on openStack threadsFetch end openStack on linkClicked pLink -- open the URL stored with the clicked text, will probably modify this over time... set the htmlText of field 2 to url ("http://lists.runrev.com/pipermail/use-livecode/2019-January/" & pLink) end linkClicked on mouseUp // didn't feel like adding a button, so clicking anywhere on the card will start the routine... openStack end mouseUp
*Edit - I should add it already does a better job of displaying the list and messages than any of the mail list to feed readers I tried before I started writing this