[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #4253: Category feeds don't indicate they are category feeds

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Sun May 13 04:35:10 GMT 2007

#4253: Category feeds don't indicate they are category feeds
 Reporter:  RuddO        |       Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new      
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  2.2      
Component:  General      |     Version:           
 Severity:  normal       |    Keywords:           
 Okay guys, here is a patch for WordPress that properly titles and
 describes category RSS/Atom feeds.  I didn't know how to set the URL for
 the feed to the URL of the category, so what I'm doing is just leaving the
 bloginfo URL as it is, but I hope you can whip that out from your fabulous
 hacking heads.

 This patch makes sense because of several reasons.  My personal reason is
 that I'm running a magazine with different sections (using categories as
 the section) at rudd-o.com, and I'm encouraging subscriptions to the
 section feeds instead of the whole magazine, but the feeds themselves
 don't say which category they're from.  Now with this patch they do.

 Another thing that I'm not sure about, and I'd like a response in the form
 of a comment here (I'm tracking this bug via RSS): do I have to
 htmlspecialchars() before doing the print's "..." in this patch?  The
 question, more properly phrased, is: if I print a get_category_name(),
 should I print it htmlspecialchar()red, or should I just print it out, and
 trust that the WordPress category administrator won't let people type
 random HTML?  Another way of posing the question would be: if I type an
 ampersand (&) in the category name, what should the theme display,
 "&" or "&"?  This is keeping me up at night, need some sleep, please
 help =).

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4253>
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