A suggestion to improve podcasting.

In recent months I have started listening to various podcast via Amarok. The problem is when a host assumes that I listen from a web browser and have the show notes in front of me. I have simple idea on how to fix this though.

Either add a tag to the RSS standard (or re purpose one such as <comments> or <description>) to put the show notes into (or link to them) and place a collapsible web view in the client.

Some time in the coming weeks I will mock up a proof of concept application (UI and sample data only, no network support) to show what I have in mind and try to get in contact with the RSS committee.

By Ryan McCoskrie

I am a nerd trapped in the country side of North Canterbury, New Zealand trying to get an IT-related career off of the ground. Legal disclaimer: Ryan McCoskrie is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com I'm also signed up with Fishpond but they aren't as strict about this stuff.

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