Bloglines finally fixed their ATOM feed support

I am happy to see that Bloglines has fixed their ATOM feed support.

When I first added my weblog feed several months ago, my entries were shown in Bloglines as text only, no links, no formatting, and the "Posted on" dates were later than the "Updated" dates.

I fixed the date issue myself - the feed generator (atomixlib using ElementTree) required the updated element, and the published element was optional, per the ATOM spec. I added the published element (it was useful anyway), and the dates appeared as expected.

Today I checked my feed in Bloglines and hey! The links work! The entries look normal! Things are bold and italic - oops, I mean strongly emphasized and everything!

Written by Andrew Ittner in misc on Mon 24 July 2006. Tags: weblogs