I love that JSON feed support landed so quickly. Great job on that.
I wonder if it might be possible to (perhaps optionally?) have titles link to the
external_url if provided. Or maybe provide both; titles could still link to the
url and maybe a “→” that links to the
external_url could be appended to the title?
You’re not the only one wondering which one to use. @gruber sent me this tweet: https://twitter.com/gruber/status/867087009457852416
I suppose I was waiting for this exact support thread to pop up. Anybody else want to see the external url used instead?
Ok, I’ve now had 3 independent requests. Switched!
Thanks for the amazingly quick response. I think defaulting to the external url is desirable when it is provided, and it at least matches the behavior of the Daring Fireball rss feed. Link blogs that behave in a similar fashion usually put their site’s url somewhere in the body of the post (e.g. DF links via the star), so that should still be accessible in many cases.