[wp-hackers] Gravatar + Feed integration for avatars on Planets

Ryan McCue ryanmccue at cubegames.net
Thu Jan 22 08:40:28 GMT 2009

Matt wrote:
> Just put the md5 hash of the email address in the feed. Then you can
> just get the avatar in the form of:
> http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/md5_hash

The problem is that isn't in the Atom or RSS standards, and would have
to be implemented in a WP namespace. That would inevitably cause more
work, especially if the WP developers ever actually write a DTD for the

What one *could* do is to set the author's URL in the feed to the
Gravatar URL for their email.

Ryan McCue

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