Dead Blogs Society

by Volker Weber

Jeroen Beckers reports that the Groove DevZone has a new look and a RSS feed, a format used by weblogs or news outlets that change several times a day.

While I welcome any new RSS feed there are unfortunately three problems: The latest news is more than two months old, they are using RSS 0.91 which does not let them specify when the last change occured and finally it does not validate since there are empty <link></link> pairs.

And as Markus was quick to point out, there are more problems:


You would not believe they have 3488 search results for vowe. I don't want to spoil the fun. After you found out what went wrong here, let it find a grave

Updated: Technical issues have been fixed. Bad soundex is gone, feed validates (still has no link on two items). Newest news is still nine weeks old.


Not a very good commercial for Atomz. Their soundex search needs work

Ed Brill, 2003-05-23

I don't know about the RSS feed, but the search seems to work fine.

Yes, they fixed it.

Volker Weber, 2003-05-24

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