27 Oct 2005

rss and atom feeds should now be stable

after messing around and wasting far too much time, i've got a simple atom feed generator for django working using the ultra fast ElementTree instead of the python built in saxutils.XMLBuilder (which is what django.utils.feedgenerator uses). it is much easier to work with at the very least, but i'm not sure if it is that much faster.

after i clean up the code a bit, i'll probably attach it to the existing atom feed bug ticket on django.

so that should be the end of all the feed related instability for now. oddly though, newsfire doesn't seem to parse the summary OR content bit of the atom entry so only the title appears in their window. i'm not sure whether it is me or newsfire that is at fault though. netnewswire and safari seems to display it alright.

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