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RSS redirection

Dave Winer: Also, I realize there's a need for a RSS module for redirection. I noted that Jon Udell needed it, and that Rogers Cadenhead needs it now. Not everyone can control their server enough to program an HTTP-level redirect. Would someone like to propose a module? It should be easy to program Radio to support it and we can evangelize it to other aggregators. This could be a first experience at really working together, with no flames. What do you think? Is it time??

If Dave wants to see whether or not it will be possible to work together, he certainly has found an interesting test to do it on.

As Jon Udell discovered, a solution already exists which is simplicity onto itself.  Channel elements have an "about" element which specify where the rss feed can be found.  If present and different, then readers should follow.

What makes this test case interesting is the namespace that this attribute is defined in.

This should be interesting to watch.


Sam, your last sentence cracks me up. :)

An RSS-based redirect is better, because although some people can temp-redirect (302), much fewer can perm-redirect (301). An RSS-based redirect lets set the semantics to be a permanent move, which you can't really assume for a 302. IMHO.

Posted by Brad (The .NET Guy) at

Redirecting RSS redirection

Sam wants to use the rdf:about attribute on the channel item to redirect RSS feeds, but I doubt it will fly, for several reasons on both sides of the fence.... [more]

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How about just using:

<dcterms:isReplacedBy rdf:resource="http://example.com/newrss.xml">

Then put this in the new feed:

<dcterms:replaces rdf:resource="http://example.com/oldrss.xml">

That way you have control over both sides and avoid the risk of something hijacking your URL.

But more importantly, you'd get to take advantage of the really nice job done by Chris Croome on the dcterms module and the Dublin Core committees.

Posted by Bill Kearney at

RSS redirection, again

According to NewsMonster's blog, there's a minor problem with my feed. NewsMonster seems to want to render both the <content:encoded> and <xhtml:body> elements. At this point, I'd just as soon drop <content:encoded>. And I probably will....

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Redirecting RSS redirection

Sam wants to use the rdf:about attribute on the channel item to redirect RSS feeds, but I doubt it will fly, for several reasons on both sides of the fence....

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