Poster and tags in RSS March 21, 2005 9:13 AM   Subscribe

I'd like to see the poster and tags for each post in my RSS newsreader. Do you think the RSS feeds could be updated to include them in the and tags?
posted by mcwetboy to Feature Requests at 9:13 AM (8 comments total)

Sorry, the <code> tags in my post were stripped. Should have read, "to include them in the <dc:creator> and <dc:subject> tags".
posted by mcwetboy at 9:15 AM on March 21, 2005

Sure, you tell me where they should go, according to the RSS 2.0 spec.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:25 AM on March 21, 2005

Based on futzing around with the RSS 2.0 templates in MT, because I'm in way over my head here, but this seems to work:

<rss version="2.0" xmlns:dc="" [...] >


    <dc:subject>TAGS GO HERE</dc:subject>
    <dc:creator>USERID GOES HERE</dc:creator>



(These tags aren't in the RSS 2.0 spec per se, but they're allowed if defined by a namespace. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong.)

I noticed the additional By: and Subject: fields when I upgraded to the latest NetNewsWire 2.0 beta a while back, and thought they'd be helpful in this context.
posted by mcwetboy at 9:46 AM on March 21, 2005

Huh, I guess that works. I see posts on your blog show up in bloglines like so:

posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:30 AM on March 21, 2005

Now that's the way to get a pony! Congratulations, mcwetboy!
Oh, and nice response, Matt. Well done.
posted by mischief at 11:55 AM on March 21, 2005

Don't want to castrate the pony but category tags seem to fit the need, no?
posted by nims at 1:40 PM on March 21, 2005

as well as author tags
posted by nims at 2:05 PM on March 21, 2005

Just saying that feeds could stick to standards, of course.
posted by nims at 10:08 AM on March 31, 2005

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