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Re: News feed types and URLs

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:16:38 -0500
Cc: site-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <137D2F0C-22F1-44CA-99BC-67BF95DDF42B@w3.org>
To: Ian Young <ian@iangreenleaf.com>

On Oct 17, 2013, at 7:12 PM, Ian Young <ian@iangreenleaf.com> wrote:

> It looks like you recently pushed out a (quite nice) new site design, and the feed URLs for W3C news have changed.
> RSS and Atom feeds are now available at http://www.w3.org/blog/news/feed and http://www.w3.org/blog/news/feed/atom, respectively. The *old* site provided autodiscovery to an Atom feed at http://www.w3.org/News/atom.xml. This old URL is now redirecting to http://www.w3.org/blog/news/feed, which is the new URL for RSS, not Atom. Seems like subscribers to an Atom feed should continue to be served Atom if possible.

Good catch.

> In addition, the site <head> still contains the old alternate link element:
>   <link href="/News/atom.xml" rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="W3C News">
> This is both pointing to a redirect, and giving a misleading type, since the redirect ends at an RSS feed.

> Thanks!

Thank you for the report. I'll try to have this updated within the next couple of days!


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