[wp-hackers] Timezone in RSS feeds

Computer Guru computerguru at neosmart.net
Tue Apr 10 16:36:55 GMT 2007

Just to point out one more thing: 
People don't generally care about the exact time of publishing - strictly speaking.
What matters is read vs. unread, what this links to, what links here, and of course, the content of the article itself.

I'm still appalled by the fact that WP 2.1 absolutely refuses to send the full content of articles, choosing to cut off after <!--more--> instead. How many people have to say that they refuse to read non-complete feeds for WP to realize that it needs a "full text" option, I don't know.

Here's my workaround to that issue: http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=2

Maybe WordPress 2.2 can revert to 2.0 feed behavior? *hopeful*

Computer Guru
NeoSmart Technologies

> -----Original Message-----
> From: wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com [mailto:wp-hackers-
> bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Nikolay Bachiyski
> Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 7:33 PM
> To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Timezone in RSS feeds
> 2007/4/10, Computer Guru <computerguru at neosmart.net>:
> > The idea is that everyone's individual RSS reader will auto-format
> the
> > time field to matchthe correct value.
> 2007/4/10, Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar at googlemail.com>:
> > I can't think of any aggregator that doesn't support the timezone
> > offset…
> I think you are both right. Usually aggregators don't have problems
> parsing a valid RFC822 date and in fact it doesn't matter if we give
> them a GMT or a "-1144" date. Thus GMT is a perfect choice. However I
> have this awkward feeling of losing the real posting time.
> <sigh> I know everybody will see the time of my posting reflected
> through the prism of her aggrerator, but I would feel better if I know
> that the midnight hour, I had finished my writing in, hasn't evaporated
> in those endless timezone battlefields.</sigh>
> Happy hacking,
> Nikolay.

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