inessential by Brent Simmons

NetNewsWire and links and permalinks part three

The recent discussion on NetNewsWire and external links and permalinks led to the conclusion that the best thing is to provide a pref so that you can prefer one or the other. The default is to prefer permalinks. Check it out.

Note that not all feeds provide both, so it’s truly a preference. If you prefer permalinks, but a feed doesn’t have permalinks, then you’ll get the external link. And vice versa.

Thanks to all the people who contributed to this discussion. This is yet another case where what I thought made the most sense wasn’t what most NetNewsWire users thought—and they convinced me. I’m happy to be wrong, especially when the outcome means the software is better.