[wp-hackers] A thought about wp-rss2.php

Luc Saint-Elie lstelie at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 10:19:51 GMT 2005

2005/7/1, Roy Schestowitz <r at schestowitz.com>:

> You are right in suggesting that wp-rss2.php is very fragile. However, if you
> choose to muck about with it, then you might as well save it under a different
> filename, syndicate it for a couple of days and if all goes well,
> overwrite the  old wp-rss2.php with your experimental revision.


In fact I was not calling for personal help, I use a heavily modified
wp-rss2.php that works pretty well (it must...I'm ranked #3 on the top
100 for my national iTunes podcast directory..)

What I wanted to express is that, it would be a great idea to have in
WP a RSS generation as sophisticated and efficient as the HTML/XHTML

Today it's not the case.

WP emphasis the ease of use, and is clearly the best in this area as
long as it comes to http access.
I think RSS is no more about "syndication" in the meaning this word
had a few years ago. Today RSS is about basic standard weblog access.
As I stated in my first message, in my case, RSS represent 50% of my
weblog access and I'm sure I'm not the only one in this situation.

The fact iTunes has been "enclosures-enabled" is a huge step in this
direction, as I suppose Microsoft, yahoo, Google and other will do the
same pretty soon.

My "thought about wp-rss2.php" was in fact that RSS is no more a
simple and funny extention  to be added to a system intended to
generate HTML/XHTML but "the other way  to access your content"
waiting for the day (probably not very far) were for a lot of weblogs
it will be "the standrad and natural way to access the content".. http
been just another option..


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