Monday, July 10, 2006

Dear 37signals,

I like Ta-da List, but the approach to secure RSS feeds needs a little work. Ta-da List uses "hard to guess" URLs to protect private feeds. Some feed readers such as Bloglines rely on the presence of a user name and password in the URL to identify private feeds (i.e. I tried adding a fake user name and password to my Ta-da List feed URL, but your server doesn't seem to like it.

Also, are there any plans for an API which would enable me to modify my list programatically? I'd love an OS X dashboard widget and a Google Homepage gadget.


Blogger Geert Bevin said...

Hi Bob,

I can't accommodate for the private feed (yet), but for a programmable todo list I can point you to and its RESTful API (easy to do with a scripting language like Groovy). Bla-bla List is also open-source, so if you want to take a stab at adding support for the authenticated feeds, it's possible.

Take care,


3:15 PM  
Blogger Julien Dubois said...

Hi Bob,

May I point you to Tudu Lists :

There's RSS support as well as some Axis and XFire web services available. Concerning the security, both web services implementations are secured with Acegi Security.

It's an Open Source (GPL) J2EE project, which uses Spring and DWR. But maybe you remember taking with me on the phone about it...

Julien Dubois.

3:55 PM  

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