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Lee Carre
 
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2006-10-22 23:32:46
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Willy, in the Changes to BOINCstats, you say:

Updated the RSS feed, to comply with RSS standards (if any). It also includes BAM! news now. In supported browsers there will be a RSS icon in the address


well there is actually a official, formal, RSS spec, however your feed still doesn't validate

the <link> in the <head> should have
Code:
type="application/rss+xml"

as well


your feed doesn't support caching, and always returns an HTTP 200 OK response, even when an HTTP 304 Not Modified response would be appropriate
this would help with server-load and bandwidth not just for yourself, but for users too
firstly you need to enable the last-modified and ideally the ETag HTTP headers
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2006-10-25 21:25:59
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to change the title, apparently quotes are problematic
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2006-12-17 10:18:12


Still not changed, I had them change this at Rosetta@home a while back and it works there now.


IE7 for example does not pick it up...
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2007-01-19 05:54:50
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Still not changed, I had them change this at Rosetta@home a while back and it works there now.

the whole boinc web code is a mess, writen by a bunch of inexperienced uni students

no accessibility, code quality, usability, scalability, readability, efficiency, or general good practice has been applied lol

even trying to make changes to the BOINC CVS is a nightmare, getting it to work is one thing, but trying to ask someone to submit your changes is quite another!
i've got some changes to the rss_main.php file which should make caching work for all projects who update that file

IE7 for example does not pick it up...
well, IE7 isn't much better than IE6 lol, it's got new bugs as well as most of the old ones
and don't get me started on the hideous interface, so much for the millions spent on "human-machine interface research"
it violates just about every usability best-practice in the book
i actually prefer IE6, which is saying something
i sugeest you abandon IE and use a proper browser like Firefox.
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