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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#9855 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

in xmlrpc.php namespace link for rsd is obsolete

Reported by: drhatch Owned by: josephscott
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version:
Component: XML-RPC Keywords: rsd namespace xmlrpc
Focuses: Cc:

Description

at or near line 36 in the latest version:
<rsd version="1.0" xmlns="http://archipelago.phrasewise.com/rsd">
is a link to a non-existent file. It is redirected to a human-oriented page that I believe is not a useful result. When loading the home page of our site implemented using WordPress 2.1.2 and a similar directive (we're uucorpus.org), the Firefox LiveHTMLHeader add-on shows many subsequent related page fetches that I believe are not intended.

I have searched unsuccessfully for a replacement link. Sorry; I'm new at this.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Denis-de-Bernardy5 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Unassigned to 2.8

comment:2 Denis-de-Bernardy5 years ago

  • Component changed from General to XML-RPC
  • Owner set to josephscott
  • Severity changed from normal to minor

comment:3 josephscott5 years ago

  • Milestone 2.8 deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

That link just defines an XML name space (xmlns), see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xmlns

While I agree that in general it's more helpful if the link points to something useful, that isn't a requirement for xmlns.

This link should also not be showing up directly in your site, it's only part of the RSD (really simply discovery) link, that is intended for blog clients (like Windows Live Writer, Mars Edit, WordPress iPhone app, etc) to figure out how to talk to your WordPress install.

I'm closing this as invalid since there's something to address or change in this case.

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