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RSS Feed redirects and readers to test with?
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msg:4218519
 10:26 pm on Oct 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

I'm working on part of my site that handles redirecting users based on certain criteria to the correct URL on the site if they get a wrong or old URL. I'm wondering what is the best way to redirect RSS feed readers as well as a couple Windows based readers I could test? If there are any that I could test via Kubuntu as well that would be great. :)

- John

 

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msg:4220514
 6:05 pm on Oct 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hmm... I thought someone would jump in here.

I don't know, but shouldn't RSS readers follow all the same directives as any HTTP client? That is, if you have your 301s in place won't they work.

As for clients, I use Feeddemon. I have no idea how popular it is, but a while back Google bought it.

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msg:4220547
 7:01 pm on Oct 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thank you for the suggestion, FeedDemon did handle the HTTP 302 redirect correctly. I was able to do a little troubleshooting with it as I am trying to retain traffic that encounters HTTP 404 errors. I'm guessing with different RSS Feed readers mileage will vary though I'm okay with that now that I have an automated means of discovering new things visiting my site. Thanks again! :)

- John

bill




msg:4222619
 7:27 am on Oct 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

Check it in Google Reader first.

OT:
I use Feeddemon. I have no idea how popular it is, but a while back Google bought it.

I use FeedDemon as well, but Google never bought them. NewsGator still owns the program. They just switched syncing from the NewsGator service to Google Reader.

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msg:4223444
 4:27 pm on Oct 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

check... I knew there was something where I had to get a Google Reader account and download a new version of FD

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