Provide OPML feed import/export options
Providing OPML support would allow for a standards-compliant improvement in the ability to manage RSS/Atom feeds on user's Reading Pages.
DW offers users the ability to add and manage feeds of RSS/Atom sources as a "Reading Page" feature, effectively a Web-based Newsreader.
Management of feeds (adding, removing, organizing, modifying) is done through a series of Web interfaces, principally http://www.dreamwidth.org/feeds/, http://www.dreamwidth.org/manage/ci
Some of these tasks, as well as archival and distribution or sharing of lists, would be much easier if feeds could be exported in OPML format, a standard data exchange format for RSS and Atom feeds used by many feed readers. Providing import/export for Dreamwidth feeds would avoid a significant amount of front-end and back-end redesign to improve the feeds management process while providing for much greater user flexibility and ease in management.
This is *not* a request to allow re-syndication of feeds (though people would be able to share the feeds lists they subscribe to). E.g., request #9210 is an entirely different matter: http://dw-suggestions.dreamwidth.org/92
- DW feeds are based on local feeds, not the original source. Translating between these would have to be provided for.
- Allowing both feeds *and* filters to be exported/imported would be most useful. This would require some design and planning.
There's an earlier (2009) suggestion which mentions OPML though it's not clear where it is access or what the files contain: http://dw-suggestions.dreamwidth.org/13
Should be implemented as-is.
Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
Shouldn't be implemented.
(I have no opinion)
(Other: please comment)