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Divider lines?
Authored by: efoivx on Nov 18, '01 12:06:00PM

Anyone know of a way to add divider lines in the menu?



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Divider lines?
Authored by: babbage on Nov 19, '01 12:06:48PM
I'd like to figure this out too. I played around with the Slashdock.config.plist file for a while over the weekend, and now have it monitoring a dozen or so tech sites. Very nice. Unfortunately there seems to be some upper bound on how many it can monitor at a time -- add too many and it reverts back to the set of four or so that it starts with. Either that or one of the realnews sites I was trying to add made it unhappy, but I wasn't able to pin down what was making it fall back to the default set.

Usefully, it seems to be legal to reformat the XML file. Technically, xml is supposed to be a whitespace sensitive format, so I wasn't sure if I could rearrange things, but it turned out not to be a problem. As a result, I was about to collapse the keys and values onto one line each, and rearrange the sequence of keys for each site, putting name first, then regular URL, then headline URL, then the other fields in no particular order. This wasn't a terribly important change, but it made it much easier to put the headline sources into alphabetical order quickly.

Also, as another commenter noted in the original article on this subject, another great source for these RDF news feeds is at syndic8.com/feedlist.php. As of when I looked over that site on Saturday, it had 3600 or so sites listed, of which a great number of them were from News is Free (which annoyingly pops up lots of ads & steals the focus -- bad site, bad! But at least you don't have to deal withg that as much when you're harvesting headlines from it via Slashdock...

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