September 12, 2007

Feed Cleaning

A quick note about this site’s XML feeds; with some inspiration and code from one of Dan Cederholm’s old posts, I ditched the idea of having two feeds (one Atom and one RSS 2.0, or in some cases, older RSS versions), and have opted to just go with RSS 2.0 for now. All the old feeds have been redirected to the new ones, and the majority of feed readers will pick up the redirect automatically. I’ve also updated the old feeds with a message about the change and links to the new feeds. If all of those methods fail, you can update you subscriptions to the links below. Enjoy! Now get back to work.

Commentary (5):

1. Spamboy says… sep 19, 2007 | 6:09 am

The feeds are broken — at least when I click on each, I get the following error:

XML Parsing Error: no element found
Line Number 1, Column 1:

2. Aram says… sep 19, 2007 | 11:53 am

Yeah, I get the same error..

3. Jason Santa Maria says… sep 19, 2007 | 11:55 am

Yeah, it looks like it’s something on the server side. I have a request into my host to let me know what’s up. Thank to both of you for catching that!

4. Kim Siever says… sep 21, 2007 | 10:54 am

Looks like it’s working now. I received all the old posts in my feed reader again.

5. Jason Santa Maria says… sep 21, 2007 | 10:57 am

Still having some problems, seems to be something wonky with my PHP install (which affected the feeds because they contained some PHP code from Mint). I hope to have this fleshed out soon, but the feeds should be OK for the moment.