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#25 Author information in RSS feed

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2005-01-10
2005-01-10
Simon Lieschke
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It would be nice to include author information in the
recent changes RSS feed.

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    adding the line:
    handler.simpleNode(('dc', 'creator'), edname)
    after
    handler.endNode(('dc', 'contributor'))
    in
    $SITE_PACKAGES/MoinMoin/action/rss_rc.py
    does the job.

    However, Nick Bradbury, the author of FeedDemon states here
    (http://www.bradsoft.com/forums/shwmessage.aspx?forumid=22&messageid=5650#bm5658),
    "Although dc:contributor is a valid Dublin Core element, my
    understanding is that it denotes someone other than the
    author who contributed to the item. The author should be
    specified using the dc:creator element."

    Do we have the information about the initial author of a
    page in MoinMoin? But I agree with you, that having the last
    editor as "author" is still better than having no author at all.

     
  • Simon Lieschke
    Simon Lieschke
    2005-01-11

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    Hmm, I would think the creator line you gave should always
    be called if the recent changes feed has the ddiffs=1 query
    parameter. In this case each item in the feed represents a
    wiki page revision. The author/creator of the item clearly
    is the person who made edits to the page If ddiffs=1 is not
    present then yes, it doesn't make sense to include the
    creator line (unless perhaps the initial creator is
    available) as each item in the feed represents a wiki page.

    Cool. Thanks anyway.

     
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    I do not think that the original creator of a wiki page is
    interesting for viewers in the RecentChanges view,
    especially if the page is very old. IMHO we should add
    editor information to the RSS output for 1.3.2