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Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 17 months ago

#9183 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

RSS <guid> could point to bad URL

Reported by: jidanni's profile jidanni Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: lowest
Severity: trivial Version: 2.7
Component: Feeds Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


I noticed the <guid>s in RSS Feeds.

I noticed that they sometimes differ that their corresponding <link>s.

OK, they should never change, and indeed will still match valid
urls, if these <guid>s are like ?p=123.

However there is a case that if one chooses one permalink method (via
the admin panels), then publishes an article, then switches to a
different permalink method, the RSS may then contain <guid>s that
will just get 404 responses. Bad?

Change History (4)

#1 @filosofo
15 years ago

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

The guid is not a permalink, not a URL, just a globally unique identifier. Please see #6492

#2 @jidanni
15 years ago

OK, I note some RSSs make GUIDs like "234 at" so they
don't even look like URIs, so nobody gets the wrong impression...

#3 @filosofo
15 years ago

I agree that the guid could be in a better format, but #6492 is a better place to discuss it.

#4 @jidanni
15 years ago

  • Cc jidanni@… added
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