Then delicious went and released a new version and this trick broke.
After a bit of fiddling, I’ve found a reasonable alternative. feed.informer will take any RSS feed and turn it into fairly plain HTML. So take your RSS feed, which might look something like this:
(the _count _increases the maximum number of items in the feed to 100)
Now plug it into feed.informer, and edit the options to make the result look how you want (hint: I modify the template, and set the Per-Item Template to
<a href="%URL%">%TITLE%</a><br />, leaving the rest of the template blank - this prints one bookmark per line). You’ll also need to sign up and create a feed.informer account whilst you’re doing this (assuming you don’t already have one).
Once done, just view the ‘HTML’ version of the digest you created, and set that as your mobile homepage. Bingo.