[wp-hackers] Feeddemon and RSS

Computer Guru computerguru at neosmart.net
Thu Jun 8 11:44:30 GMT 2006

Lol... you should see IE7 Beta 2 and the way _it_ handles RSS, it puts even
Minefield's handling to shame, it's just so beautiful!

Anyway, I don't think the issue here is just the two letters, 70 ASCII keys
apart, it's the reason behind them.
This time it's two letters, but next time how do you know they won't require
a different MIME type or an extra file? There was _no reason_ to change the
standards from commentRss to commentRSS, just pure whimsical wishy-washy
feelings - sure, it doesn't look right, but they should have thought of that
from the beginning.. it's kinda obvious if you get what I'm saying.

Computer Guru
NeoSmart Technologies

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Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Feeddemon and RSS

Peter Westwood wrote:
> 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.

I'm sure it is, and the 'Content Encoded / CDATA' thing could be rolled into
this thread. Seeing as a new version is not so far away, and seeing as we
are talking two letters, no coding, no filename changes then is it worth
doing? I posted here because other readers may offer this now / in the
future and as such why not discuss it.

And as a sidenote, Bon Echo (the Firefox 2 dev) handles feeds very
gracefully. Displays them well and also has no problem with 'feed:'

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