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MovableType templates

     
2:43 am on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I've been messing around with MovableType as a CMS for some sites and have noticed the RSS/Atom templates. While perusing some of the RSS sites out there I notice a lot of people complaining that the MT templates are poorly done.

What's wrong with these templates, and how can they be fixed?

7:23 pm on Mar 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi, Bill.

I've been using MT for about a year and haven't found any trouble with the stock RSS/RDF pages it generates, but I'm interested in any information regarding this as well.

So I don't know about you, but I'm going to check out their support forum for some answers. A very helpful cast of characters hangs out there and I'm sure we'll find whatever there is to find on the topic.

3:15 am on Apr 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Normally the RSS templates aren't knocked--it's the others. They don't validate as XHTML/CSS. The new ones in MovableType 3 (currently in alpha) do. So it's a problem that won't be around much longer.
7:30 am on Apr 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Maybe it was people complaining of the excerpted posts in the feeds? It seems that is the default (40 words or so). That seems easy enough to fix.