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Problem ID: 747564526813913938
Entered by: Zachary Fisher
Is there a problem here?  

Google Reader...

Step 1) Establish a blog that provides an RSS feed.
Step 2) Add your RSS feed to a feed Reader.
Step 3) Create a new post in your blog. I suggest the body be simple (i.e., "Hello World!")
Step 4) Confirm that your new post eventually appears in your feed Reader with your original text.
Step 5) Edit your post in a significant way (i.e., change text to "Goodbye World!")

Questions:
Does the edited post ever appear in your feed reader? If not, why not?
What is the nature of a feed reader? Is it meant to capture only the initial entries?

This happened to me today. I submitted a post then changed it later. My feed reader (Google Reader) only represented the original post. Is there a problem here?

PS: Happy 100th post, www.isthereaproblemhere.com!

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2 Comments:

August 2, 2009 at 11:11 AM  
Comment ID: 6315233388474961470
Written by: Andy Palmer

I think Google Reader will update if you use the Atom protocol, as this can indicate when an article has been updated.

August 5, 2009 at 11:03 PM  
Comment ID: 758380375752012459
Written by: Zach Fisher

@Andy,

Thanks for the advice. Atom protocol appears to do the trick!

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