The Old ManJanuary 16 in Technical Problems
I've been looking at the RSS Feeds (with the aim of importing Blogs into Pages) and I noticed there are variations in the formatting of the feeds created from various places in the suite. Is there any particular reasoning behind this? I see it here on your offical site, so I'm assuming its by design or something to do with extracts vs full content.
For example, if I click on your RSS icon at the bottom of the page, select Invision Community News, the feed contains no HTML, its been stripped and no optional GUIDs. Any images are missing except for the feature image which is in an enclosure, they are valid but more like XML than RSS:
If I look at an Activity Stream feed, its the same structure. There is no HTML formatting, just solid chunks of text.
However from a real Blog feed, the HTML formatting and images are present within the actual entry, there are GUIDs and items contain no enclosures:
<p>I watched a DVD of the movie "Seabiscut" tonight.... </p><p> Words cannot express what learning things I never knew about one of the greatest racehorses who ever lived and his jocky did to me.</p><p> </p><p> This horse was manipulated by his first owner and forced to be a looser, because they did not like his attitude, and wanted to use him to teach others to win. He was held back for the first few years of his life. </p><p> </p><p> His rider was a guy who'd gotten the short end of the stick his whole life, since this was during the time of the stock market crash. Also, according to the movie, he had lost the sight in one of his eyes, due to a head injury he got while boxing to try to make a little money. The two came together, battered, broken, angry....and healed each other. They began to win....</p>
<pubDate>Thu, 26 Apr 2007 09:43:00 +0100</pubDate>
From my particular goal, the problem is that none of the options include any tags from the original Blog entry, and the comments/replies are only available if you create a custom activity stream RSS feed, but then it makes the comments into individual entries and of course, the original formatting is lost.
Please be advised I have tagged this to a developer who will be able to provide further insights to your question here.
It's most likely because the unformatted data comes directly from the search index whereas the blog feed comes from the blog database.
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