Friday, February 22, 2008

Trying to fix RSS feed problems

I've been trying to find a way to fix the Belmont Club RSS feed problems. Currently it shows only the headers, not the summaries, in some feed readers.

For some reason the summary tag isn't being rendered, though it is included in the RSS feed.

<title>Linkroll feature added to the site</title>
<pubDate>Fri, 22 Feb 2008 08:12:00 -0600</pubDate>
<guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid>
<atom:updated xmlns:atom="">2008-02-22T06:15:59.982-08:00</atom:updated>
<atom:summary xmlns:atom="" type="text">There's a new Linkroll near the bottom of the left hand sidebar. It contains a list of links to the last ten things I've read so its contents will be changing throughout the day.

In contrast, this RSS feed item is rendered. So I'm looking for a way to re-tag the feed Blogger generates to replace the "summary" tag with "description".

<title>Star City</title>
<description>How do Americans get ready to work with Russians aboard the
International Space Station? They take a crash course in culture, language
and protocol at Russia's Star City.</description>
<pubDate>Tue, 03 Jun 2003 09:39:21 GMT</pubDate>


Blogger Doug said...

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2/22/2008 09:03:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Stealth bomber crashes at Andersen AFB

2/22/2008 09:17:00 PM  
Blogger j willie said...


You might want to try Feedburner. It provides lots of feed publishing options, and having been acquired by Google, it may have now have been integrated in some ways with Blogger (that's just a guess, however Google can sometime be maddeningly slow at integrating its acquisitions into their obvious "homes" at Google).

2/23/2008 09:25:00 AM  
Blogger watimebeing said...

check out the developers blog, there is bullet led list of stuff with titles and short description.

2/23/2008 10:21:00 AM  
Blogger wretchardthecat said...

You might want to try Feedburner. It provides lots of feed publishing options

I've tried Feedburner, in fact the RSS feeds are redirected to it. But I'll try the developers blog. If not I have a more radical solution but one which requires much more work; and that is to rework the template from scratch to bring it into conformity with the existing Blogger template.

2/23/2008 10:33:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Calling Douglas Bowman!

2/23/2008 04:01:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

"In normal (“Beam”) mode, move your cursor around the screen, and Dimensions displays horizontal and vertical measurements of just about anything visible, including gutters, margins, images, buttons, desktop backgrounds, and OS-level controls and UI elements.

Even better, Dimensions has a secondary “Shrink” mode (Command-Shift-5) where you can draw a somewhat sloppy box around anything on screen, such as an icon or a block of text. xScope will shrink the box down to the smallest dimensions, leaving a frame on screen around the object you selected. The frame displays the selected object’s bounding dimensions, and enables a simple screen grab of just that frame.

To see it in action before downloading a trial, IconFactory has a demo movie of the Dimensions tool (5 MB QuickTime .mov) available to view.

The first time I saw Dimensions in action, my wheels were turning. I could imagine immediate uses. All without needing to do a Command-Control-Shift-4 to grab a portion of the screen, create a new Photoshop doc, paste it in, blow it up a few times, then carefully measure or crop it with the marquee tool. That’s at least 4 steps I can save with the dimensions tool."
I still use Psp Pro 4 for that task!
(Easier and Quicker than Photoshop)
Unfortunately, Doug's recommendation is for Macs.

2/23/2008 04:10:00 PM  

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