Testing RSS feed with comments

As using a feed reader to follow blogs is becoming more and more common, I am testing a new way to integrate also comments into the blog entry feed. See: WordPress Plugin: Feed With Comments – Jeriko One.

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the Tampere University, Finland.

5 thoughts on “Testing RSS feed with comments”

  1. Nope — it does not seem to work? The comments still remain in their own separate feed and they entries rss feed is not updated, damn.

  2. Actually, it does work – but maybe not like you expected, and only for RSS 2.0 and Atom feeds. The RSS .92 feed is unaffected but the other two have comments integrated.

    It doesn’t add new feed items for comments, but instead marks the post updated, and adds the comments (or a snippet from the beginning) to the item itself. Which is very sensible, I’d say. And good also because the reader can choose whether to be notified of comments by selecting the desired behavior in their feed reader.

    So if you have subscribed to the old RSS feed at http://www.unet.fi/fransblog/feed/rss/ you don’t see a change. But take a look at http://www.unet.fi/fransblog/feed/atom/ for example, and the comments are there.

  3. Ok, thanks for pointing this out — so I should probably modify the blog theme to include a link to the Atom feed instead.

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