Typo Feed Content Types

Being a good web netizen, every few days I check that my blog and Yue’s blog validate using the W3C feed validator (well someone has to serve valid content – of course having said that I’d better go check again!).

I noticed that Typo, my blogging software, was serving RSS and ATOM as text/html – which really isn’t correct. So I submitted a bug, and a really simple patch, and didn’t think much about it.

Today I received an email that the patch has been applied by Piers. Thanks Piers – and I have to say I’m impressed by the fast turnaround!

After using Typo for the last week, I’m pretty happy with it. Its quite feature rich, particularly considering its young age. To be fair, its not as polished as WordPress, which is what Yue uses. The biggest difference is in editing. WordPress 2.0+ has a very nice WSYWIG rich text editor that’s simple to use. In contrast, with Typo you need to know Markdown, Textile or good ole (X)HTML. For technically inclined users that’s no problem, probably even better. But for users who want to just post content without knowing the gory technical details, its a showstopper. It would also be nice to have a spell checker.

Besides those two things, I can highly recommend Typo. Of course, you have to be willing to roll up your sleeves and install your own blogging software (the same is also true for WordPress).