's RSS 2.0 and Atom November 13, 2005 12:45 PM   Subscribe's RSS 2.0 and Atom. may cause problems for some users. [mi]
posted by sequential to Bugs at 12:45 PM (5 comments total)

I'm not certain this is something anyone here has control over, but there are a couple of things you may want to look into.

1) Change the media type from "application/atom+xml" to "application/xml" for any feed that is not Atom 1.0. In this case, both the RSS 2.0 feed and the Atom feed need to be fixed.

2) For the RSS 2.0 feed, change the date format from RFC862 to ISO-8601.

3) Upgrade the version of Atom from 0.3 to 1.0 because Atom 0.3 is deprecated.

Clearly, these are not major issues. The only real world implication that I can think of is RSS 2.0 feed readers may have trouble with parsing the date. The result would be all of the items would be stamped with the current date and time, which makes for a messy RSS feed, but certainly not an unreadable one.
posted by sequential at 12:45 PM on November 13, 2005

Please stand by: technicians are working on the problem. < a href="">bgsound>
posted by Smart Dalek at 2:34 PM on November 13, 2005

Curse you, live preview!
posted by Smart Dalek at 2:34 PM on November 13, 2005

It's a typepad thing, nothing I have control over.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:42 PM on November 13, 2005

Thanks, Matt.
posted by sequential at 3:36 PM on November 13, 2005

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