I did not find it useful to see e.g. the first 300 characters
of the Daily Dose page. I also considered other options (such
as producing a version without the yellowish detail boxes),
but did not find them personally useful either.
If I'm not mistaken, you are the developer, not the set of
end users. In which case your personal preferences are not
relevant. If you can provide a choice of two feeds, one using
RSS and one using ATOM, then why can't you also offer a summary
feed and a full content feed?
In the real world, web site developers also do something called
"usability testing" which catches all these issues before the site
ever goes live. For example, read this:
I guess this is talking about real-world web site developers,
who develop sites for others for money. I would indeed expect
e.g. the secretariat to do this kind of testing for services
paid from our meeting fees. But Daily Dose is not one of
There is a grand old IETF tradition of asking for volunteers and
then randomly picking from that set. I see no reason why a web developer
who wants to put something useful on their resume, would not ask
for volunteers from the audience of this site, and then run a usability
test with them.
P.S. I thought this was part of the site redevelopment using Django
but perhaps I was mistaken.
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