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KB article on RSS - suggested change

The CityDesk Knowledge Base article on creating an RSS feed ( http://www.fogcreek.com/CityDesk/kb/fog0000000056.html ) suggests a file consisting of in part:

<item>
<link>http://www.yourURLhere.com/{$ a.link $}</link>
<description>
<![CDATA[
{$ a.teaser $}
]]>
</description>
</item>

This should be changed to

<item>
<title>{$ a.headline $}</title>
<link>http://www.yourURLhere.com/{$ a.link $}</link>
<description>
<![CDATA[
{$ a.teaser $}
]]>
</description>
</item>

Some RSS syndicators, such as the admirable NewsIsFree ( http://www.newsisfree.com/ ) won't show links from an RSS file unless the <title> tag is present -- plus, that tag is mandatory according to the RSS 0.91 spec.

Mike Gunderloy
Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Thanks Mike!  Changed.

Michael H. Pryor
Friday, February 22, 2002

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