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MSDN 1.0

Mihai Parparita: Blogs hosted on MSDN seem to have started to generate Atom 1.0 recently. However, perhaps due to a misreading of the Atom 1.0 spec, each entry contains a link node with the relation set to “self” when pointing to the HTML version of it (instead of "alternate").

Google Groups did this for a while too when it switched to Atom 1.0, so it seems to be a common error with developers that are just starting out with Atom generation. It would be nice if the validator could flag these errors.

Done

It looks like there are two errors, both should be easily correctable.  I’m confident that MSDN will address them quickly.


There’s a generator tag in there. It points to Community Server 2.0 b3.

Posted by Robert Sayre at

OK, I was valid

But Sam moved the goal post. Fortunately, I managed to find a computer that I had the current source...... [more]

Trackback from Kent Sharkey

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Well done Kent. You’ve fixed your feed but broken Sam’s. :)

In case you haven’t spotted the problem, the Atom feed for this blog entry has unescaped markup in the title for Kent’s trackback.

Posted by James Holderness at

MSDN does Atom 1.0

Mihai Parparita: Blogs hosted on MSDN seem to have started to generate Atom 1.0 recently. [link]...

Excerpt from The RSS Blog at

the Atom feed for this blog entry has unescaped markup in the title for Kent’s trackback.

Fixed!

Posted by Sam Ruby at

Thank you Sam for your work on the Atom Feed Validator. It was very helpful in correcting those issues in the Atom 1.0 feeds.

Community Server 2.0, which is currently in Beta, generates Atom 1.0 feeds. We updated MSDN & Technet blogs with CS 2.0 last week, and pushed out an update this past Saturday night (Feb 4) that corrected those two errors you mentioned.

Posted by Kevin Harder at

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