[wp-hackers] Feeddemon and RSS

Computer Guru computerguru at neosmart.net
Thu Jun 8 16:54:16 GMT 2006

You see though, I have no problem with that. What I have a problem with (as
I stated earlier) is that it shouldn't _just change_ for no reason. Sure,
it's just two letters now, but what if the <title> tag is changed to
<post_title>!? It's an extreme example, but the point is, we need to find a
solution that doesn't involve a new release every time.

Computer Guru
NeoSmart Technologies

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[mailto:wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Mark Jaquith
Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 7:14 PM
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Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Feeddemon and RSS

On Jun 8, 2006, at 7:08 AM, 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 :)

Did FeedDemon used to support the wfw:commentRSS spelling?  I really hope
they didn't change it to the new spelling and then cease supporting the old
version.  Feed consumers need to expect either.

Yeah, it's frustrating that the Feed Validator is now reporting as invalid
feeds that haven't changed... but WordPress shouldn't be the ground on which
a battle is waged.  We're obviously not going to release a new version just
to change this, but if we're releasing anyway (which we have been, and which
we are going to do, to fix some of the 2.0.3 issues), why *NOT* put the
change in?  Like it or not,  
the Feed Validator is the bar by which feeds are measured.   
wfw:commentRss was the original spelling, as it existed in the spec that the
author wrote.  Their position, legalistic and ivory-towered as it may be, is
still correct.

Mark Jaquith

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