Jon Udell brings up the problem of redirecting RSS URIs again. The problem is the same as for any other URI, as is the solution. What complicates the solution is that some folks don’t have control over their hosted namespace, or wouldn”t know what to do if they did.
I can’t fix the former — except for in my particular domain — but I can help alleviate the latter. Thus, this redirection refresher course to instruct the general public in causing HTTP redirects with various, well-supported scripting languages, in the event that they may not modify the web server configuration.
With regard to RSS, Roger Benningfield notes a feature of Atom that echoes my proposal from way back when.
Suppose for the sake of argument that a URI on your site changes. I know, it happens so infrequently as to be unremarkable, but suppose it does. How do you handle it?
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Look at her eyes. And then look at those of the correspondents. Talking head Paula Zahn needs to get out of the CNN studios and visit New Orleans so she can approximate a reasonable facsimile of being sad.
I am comforted by seeing Ernie‘s online presence in my buddy list.