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How not to do RSS

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006
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Lifehacker posted a question about duplicate entries in an RSS feed so I looked into it, and the feed in question attaches a different tracking id to the item’s link and guid, each time the feed is fetched.

Brilliant! Google Reader assumes it’s a new entry and you get duplicates.

I’m using SharpReader and it seems to detect stuff like that (that is: it doesn’t trust the RSS data to be correct)… I’m not sure how I feel about that, but at least I’m not getting duplicates.

(via Scripting News)