[drupal-devel] [feature] Patch to add the guid tag to the rss feed

frjo drupal-devel at drupal.org
Tue Jul 19 06:09:41 UTC 2005

Issue status update for 
Post a follow up: 

 Project:      Drupal
-Version:      4.6.2
+Version:      cvs
 Component:    node system
 Category:     feature requests
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  Anonymous
 Reported by:  frjo
 Updated by:   frjo
-Status:       active
+Status:       patch
 Attachment:   http://drupal.org/files/issues/common_rss_guid_02.patch (524 bytes)

I made a patch for the cvs version of Drupal also. I believe this is a
smal but very nice improvement of Drupals RSS support.


Previous comments:

Sat, 02 Jul 2005 07:29:30 +0000 : frjo

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/common_rss_guid.patch (537 bytes)

This patch add the guid (globally unique identifier) tag to the rss
feed. This is in line with the RSS 2.0 Specification, se below. It's a
very simpel, one line patch, to the format_rss_item function in

I want this personally so my news reader (NetNewsWire) can distinguish
between new and updates posts.

>From http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss

"A frequently asked question about s is how do they compare to s.
Aren't they the same thing? Yes, in some content systems, and no in
others. In some systems,  is a permalink to a weblog item. However, in
other systems, each  is a synopsis of a longer article,  points to the
article, and  is the permalink to the weblog entry. In all cases, it's
recommended that you provide the guid, and if possible make it a
permalink. This enables aggregators to not repeat items, even if there
have been editing changes.


More information about the drupal-devel mailing list