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RSS and the Ars Digita Post

Why does this entry get repeatedly marked as "modified" and appear in my RSS reader (Bloglines), even though it looks the same every time I visit:

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2003/06/19.html

FWIW, only one other post behaves like that and it's the "looking for translators" one, every time Joel crosses off a language.

Has anyone else come across this? Any ideas?

Joe
http://www.joegrossberg.com

Joe Grossberg
Thursday, January 08, 2004

Gotta be your aggregator.  I'm demoing newsgator and not seeing the same thing.

Mike
Thursday, January 08, 2004

Perhaps, but I'm seeing it in bloglines as well.

Jonathan
Thursday, January 08, 2004

I don't see it. I use intraVnews

Anon
Thursday, January 08, 2004

Works for me with Feed Demon.  Though I notice that Joel's  feeds have no pubDate or guid,  this makes it difficult for the aggregators to identify posts uniquely. 

Joel,  any chance of getting guid's added?  Something simple like:

<guid permalink="true">[body of <link>]</guid>

Michael Koziarski
Thursday, January 08, 2004

Probably just a bug with Bloglines.  I sent the company an email regarding a problem I had (buggy support for "<body>" tags) and got a quick and friendly response promising they'd get it fixed.  I like the service, but got the feeling they're still working out the kinks.  Try sending them a message.

Robert Jacobson
Thursday, January 08, 2004

I was just going to ask this - seeing it with my new JoS reccomended Bloglines account too.

  --Josh

JWA
Thursday, January 08, 2004

JoS RSS is still based on 0.91. He hasnt thought of RSS 2 yet.

Sathyaish Chakravarthy
Friday, January 09, 2004

Oh yes, I've had great responsiveness too, with my questions and feedback.

It's rare that I'll come across a feed that doesn't work perfectly with Bloglines.

And that's why I was curious about this odd bug.

Joe
http://www.joegrossberg.com

Joe Grossberg
Friday, January 09, 2004

FWIW, if anyone's still reading this thread, the problem has been solved.

Joe Grossberg
Wednesday, January 28, 2004

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