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    Maurits

    Small world...

    Check out the source of any Channel9 RSS feed
    Say, the Video Feed

    Notice the "slash" namespace:
    xmlns:slash="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/slash/"
    ...
    <slash:comments>6</slash:comments>

    Slash is the source code and database that was originally used to create Slashdot

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    jsrfc58

    Maurits wrote:
    Small world...

    Check out the source of any Channel9 RSS feed
    Say, the Video Feed

    Notice the "slash" namespace:
    xmlns:slash="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/slash/"
    ...
    <slash:comments>6</slash:comments>

    Slash is the source code and database that was originally used to create Slashdot


    Smiley

    P.S. And the Channel 9 Editor is: 
    FreeTextBox v2 (2.0.5500.30918)
    from... http://www.freetextbox.com/

    $49 or $199 for the 3.0 version, though.  Not quite as interesting as the Slash section, however.

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    ZiRo

    Wait till i launch my FreeRadioButton...

    If i can charge $199 a hit for that, i'll be a demi-god.

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    DylanGreene

    That just means that Channel 9 is importing the Slash namespace.  That way an XML parser knows what data to expect in each XML node.

    It has nothing to do with using Slashdot's code.

    Since Channel 9 is written using ASP.net, I kind of doubt it shares any code with Slashdot, but nice thought.  Smiley


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    Charles

    Dylan is correct.

    Remember, our forums are built with the Community Server ASP.NET Forums sources (forked), FlexWiki sources (forked) and code we wrote for custom features and the glue to make it all work seamlessly together. 

    Isn't /. written in php, running on Apache, on Linux?


    Charles

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    jamie

    ..daughters father to Dobermans pinning down Steve Martin:

    "RELEASE!"

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    Mike Dimmick

    <slash:comments> is part of an RSS module which indicates how many comments there are. It's become pretty standard to use this in RSS feeds.

    See RDF Site Summary 1.0 Modules: Slash.

    It's not actually necessary for the namespace prefix to be slash. You can use any valid XML namespace name - say, foo - as long as you specify xmlns:foo="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/slash/". Some aggregators may not understand if you do, though - it depends how well the implementer understood XML Namespaces.
     
    C9 also supports the Comment API, at least for the feed for the first message in a thread. It's not supported for the individual post feeds at the moment.

    In browsing through the feeds I realised that C9 actually does associate posts with a parent. It just doesn't present a fully threaded view (e.g. CodeProject.com's forums).

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    rjdohnert

    Charles wrote:

    Dylan is correct.

    Remember, our forums are built with the Community Server ASP.NET Forums sources (forked), FlexWiki sources (forked) and code we wrote for custom features and the glue to make it all work seamlessly together. 

    Isn't /. written in php, running on Apache, on Linux?


    Charles



    /. utilizes Linux, Apache and PHP.

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    Manip

    Charles wrote:
     Isn't /. written in php, running on Apache, on Linux?


    No. Perl, Apache + Linux.

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    Maurits

    DylanGreene wrote:
    using Slashdot's code


    I didn't mean to imply that Channel9 was using Slashdot's code.  But it is using technology that was developed for Slashdot, and later released.

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    Ovidiu.​Platon

    Maurits wrote:
    DylanGreene wrote: using Slashdot's code


    I didn't mean to imply that Channel9 was using Slashdot's code.  But it is using technology that was developed for Slashdot, and later released.


    No, it uses a communication standard called RSS which has nothing to do with Slashdot.

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