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RSS feed: Filter feed of followed resources on content type

We request to get a RSS feed of new blog posts of all blogs I am following (community as well as standalone blogs), but only blog posts, not comments or likes on posts.

The documented REST APIs provided by Connections do not have this offering.

1) Blogs Subscription API (https://ds_infolib.hcltechsw.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Getting_a_feed_of_the_latest_posts_added_to_all_blogs_65)

/blogs/homepage/feed/entries/atom

It provides only a RSS feed of all blogs posts of public blogs. There is no option to scope the feed only on blogs I am following but it includes only blog posts, not comments or likes.

2) Following API / Activity Stream SPI (https://ds_infolib.hcltechsw.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Getting_a_feed_of_the_followed_resources_65)

/connections/opensocial/basic/rest/activitystreams/@me/@all/blogs?shortStrings=true&rollup=true&format=atom

This ATOM feed covers updates of blogs which I am following. However, it includes ALL updates. Besides new blog posts, also comments and likes are included in the feed.

We need a way to filter the feed and keep only blog posts, but ignore comments and likes. In addition, this ATOM feed also includes own created blog posts if the user is owner of the community/blog (and therefore following it by default).


  • Guest
  • Mar 9 2021
  • No current plans to implement
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