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Postby bob » 09/07/10, 1:18 am

any idea why the Shell City xml file is not showing new items in Google Reader? It verifies as a valid feed, works with Daily Rotation.....

it's http://www.shellcity.net/citynews.xml
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Postby Gerry » 09/08/10, 10:11 am

Probably because the feed does not have a permalink of any kind....

http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/rss/rss.html#comments wrote:In some systems, <link> is a permalink to a weblog item. However, in other systems, each <item> is a synopsis of a longer article, <link> points to the article, and <guid> is the permalink to the weblog entry. In all cases, it's recommended that you provide the guid, and if possible make it a permalink. This enables aggregators to not repeat items, even if there have been editing changes.
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Postby bob » 09/08/10, 9:00 pm

rss 0.91 does not have guids or permalink tags.
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Postby Gerry » 09/09/10, 3:41 pm

Point is the feed reader is more than likely punishing you (possibly accidently) for not pointing to the actual content and just pointing to your front page every time. Temporary links are not useful for users or a feed reader trying to uniquely identify and point to content.

I'm saying that the link tag should contain a permalink to the content associated with each title. I can't be certain that is the reason for the issue you are having, but that's my best guess given that there is not much else it could be.
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Postby bob » 09/10/10, 3:02 am

I know what you're saying, Gerry.

Been using the same feed since about 2000. Google reader has never had a problem before. No dupes show up there. So, I don't know.
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