Re: Yahoo! News RSS Feeds Launched
Mark Fletcher <markf@...
2003-08-26 22:41:48 GMT
Jeremy Zawodny wrote:
>Okay, as noted here:
>They're up for real this time.
It looks like that the <link> for each item in the feed changes every
time the feed is fetched. It looks like a tracking URL is being used,
perhaps to correlate a link to a particular RSS fetch. I don't mind the
tracking aspect, but because the link changes, Bloglines considers each
item as being updated every time we fetch one of the feeds. We track
which items each user has read, and when an item is updated, we treat it
as an unread item. So users end up seeing items they've already read,
over and over.
Any chance of getting this changed? We could special case the Yahoo
feeds. Or we could ignore changes to <link> tags in general. Both are
doable, but suboptimal.
As an aside, to other aggregator writers. Do other aggregators consider
changes to <links> to indicate that an item has been updated?