[wp-hackers] Feeddemon and RSS

Computer Guru computerguru at neosmart.net
Thu Jun 8 11:40:41 GMT 2006

I can see this is going to be a problem. The RSS validation standards
change, but till now it was just a badge, nothing else. But when people like
Nick Bradbury start to require it for their popular programs, something's
gotta give.

I'm also not a fan of the current validator, but I think we need to contact
them and set some ground rules - after all, WP accounts for a large
percentage of online feeds, in one way or another. WP is an excellent
example of standards compliance, but not when standards keep changing.. we
can't possibly release another version every time they get it in their heads
to change a letter or reword something in the standards, but it's obviously
of the utmost importance that _a_ standard *is* decided on, the only
question is what.

I know this was a hot debate a while back, and it wasn't too pretty either,
but then it was a fight over something of no implications either way... but
now the implications are definitely real, and this needs to be decided.

Computer Guru
NeoSmart Technologies

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[mailto:wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Peter Westwood
Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 2:20 PM
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Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Feeddemon and RSS

On Thu, June 8, 2006 12:11 pm, Podz wrote:
> Podz wrote:
>> FeedDemon has this new feature:
>> Added: Items with a comment feed show a "Subscribe to this item's 
>> comments" icon in Surfer style It checks the feed for wfw:commentRss 
>> I'm using svn code and I see no feed icon because my wp-rss2.php file 
>> has wfw:commentRSS in it. If I edit that feed to wfw:commentRss then 
>> all is well with FD. Looking around other WP blogs I see no icon for 
>> the comments feed.
>> Maybe it needs editing? I would love to have this FD feature but I 
>> can only edit my site :)
> Oops - I didn't mean for my convenience :) Nick Bradbury is obviously 
> going by a validator for his standard.

This is probably somewhat related to the recent /change/ to the RSS spec to
/correct/ the wfw:commentRSS that was in the spec people implemented to the
wfw:commentRss that was what the original author meant.

See: http://photomatt.net/2006/04/15/feed-validator/ and associated links
for more info.

Peter Westwood <peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk> http://blog.ftwr.co.uk
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