Blog 3.5.1 Update

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A minor update has been posted for the blog. It includes a corrected blank MS Access db as well as a MoveableType importer written by Sean Corfield.

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Comment 1 by Mark M posted on 9/14/2004 at 4:00 PM

I just downloaded Firefox 1.0PR, which has a new built-in RSS "aggregator". It works by looking through the HTML source to find a <link> tag specifying the RSS feed for the page. This might be a good addition to your BlogCFC so that anyone using your awesome blog software will have the RSS link show up in the new Firefox. See the "Live Bookmarks" section here:

Comment 2 by Roger Benningfield posted on 9/15/2004 at 12:04 PM

Ray: A pair of suggestions/requests on behalf of aggregator authors:

(1) Can you tweak Sean's import script and the DB to pull in existing MT permalinks and store them as resource identifiers?

If so...

(2) Can you switch blog.cfc's default syndication from RSS 1.0 to either 2.0 or Atom 0.3, and then output the stored ID in either [rss:guid] or [atom:id]? 1.0's spec discourages the use of non-permalinks in the item's rdf:about attribute, but 2.0 and Atom have dedicated ID elements that can hold a non-permalink URI.

The idea is to give aggregators (particularly the server-based kind) a shot at recognizing that they may have already seen the imported entries.

Comment 3 by Raymond Camden posted on 9/15/2004 at 8:17 PM

1) I'd leave that up to Sean.

2) Heh, I thought I was using RSS 1.0. ;) I was considering adding RSS 2 and Atom later on. It would be a good idea for the next release.

3) Mark M, I'll add that to the pod.

Comment 4 by Chris Bestall posted on 9/22/2004 at 4:33 AM

I love Firefox's new Live Bookmark feature. So, I too think it would be a great idea to add the <link> feature into your code.

Great work on the Blog! I really like it, the MT importer will be nice as I'm trying to port my MT entries over to yours. Dealing with the old URL's is tricky though.