JSS: JavaScript Simple Syndication - yet another implementation

jFeed, the jQuery RSS/ATOM feed parser plugin I wrote lately has a drawback: you must use a server-side proxy to load cross-domain feeds.

It's a little bit annoying, so I looked for a more elegant solution.
There exist some web services and libraries that convert RSS/ATOM feeds to JavaScript code, so you can embed external content in your HTML document, but I'd prefer something more generic.

jQuery charToTable plugin

I was playing with jQuery and tables yesterday, and got a weird idea: what about converting characters to tables using jQuery?

The idea evolved and I started to write a new jQuery plugin, charToTable.

I really don't know if someone will find it useful, but it actually works fine.
It uses some PHP + GD to convert a character to an image, and then to a JSON object containing the glyph matrix.
Finally, jQuery.getJSON loads it, and the callback function simply creates the table.


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