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Frumph



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:25 pm    Post subject: Earthsong's RSS Reply with quote

Earthsong's RSS feed is missing the <pubdate></pubdate> field in the <item</item> tag.

<pubDate>Tue, 15 Jul 2008 13:36:30 PDT</pubDate>

^^ Is the proper example of what a pubdate looks like.


We at www.frumph.net use the pubdate to generate the information about the lastest feeds from over 100+ webcomics that use RSS, and would like to see if we could assist you in any way to having this work for Earthsong as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Lady Yates omits that part. She writes her RSS files by hand. It's always a pain to encode dates that way.

Of course, this would not be an issue if she got herself a proper content management system like Drupal or Wordpress or one of the many, many other ones out there. :-
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Wordpress is a proper CMS now...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it can be bludgeoned into serving as a proper CMS. For some purposes anyway. If you know what you're doing. And it's definitely better than a fully static site. But Drupal's better for general purposes, since it's less blog-centric.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pretty much just wrote my own, since I already had the database for my blog, i just made a /rss/default.asp that formats it on its own in the proper context

Code:

%>
<item>
<title>
<%=RSSadoRS("title")%>
</title>
<link>http://www.frumph.net/</link>
<description>
<%=TheInformation%>
</description>
<pubDate><%=TheCurrDateT%></pubDate>
</item>
<%
            RSSadoRS.MoveNext
         Loop


Like such, so that it automatically just inserts the data each time its opened.

you dont need a full CMS to do it at all
[/code]

Anyways, one of the cool features we have at our Listing site is that with a click of a button you can check which comics have been updated on a dialy basis so you dont have to cram through all your bookmarks or open your news feed program, etc. and we use the standard <pubdate> compliance. Its pretty handy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:46 pm    Post subject: A-heh... Reply with quote

Does anyone else keep glancing at this topic and misreading it as "Earthsong's ***"?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...no. No I do not. I do, however, keep seeing Earthsong's RPG.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freud would have wonderful things to say to you, Tetris.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Asa wrote:
I do, however, keep seeing Earthsong's RPG.

Which would be quite awesome...

...But probably needs to wait until a few more secrets have been revealed in the comic.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or it could be an AU RPG...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theBSDude wrote:
Freud would have wonderful things to say to you, Tetris.
Well, he can stick it up his RSS.

Asa wrote:
Or it could be an AU RPG...
Or a Panzerfaust!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*poodles for all!* Topic, please.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frumph wrote:
I pretty much just wrote my own, since I already had the database for my blog, i just made a /rss/default.asp that formats it on its own in the proper context ... you don't need a proper CMS to do it all


Yes; but Lady doesn't have a database. It's a static coded site. As far as I can tell, her process for posting a new comic page works like this:

1) Draw, color, and shade the page.
2) Start Dreamweaver.
3) Open a copy of her blank template archive page.
4) Fill in the details for the new image.
5) Save the file as a copy.
6) Open the index page.
7) Rewrite the blog post and update the "current page" image.
8) Open the RSS file.
9) Type in the code for a new <item> and save it.
10) Upload everything.

Essentially, she does absolutely everything manually. It must take forever. And the resulting site is hard to maintain -- the archives pages are still using the old design, because updating them to any other design would require large amounts of time and effort. Some kind of automation would help, but Lady is chary of code she didn't write herself.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mrah... we shall see.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Squee and Tin will get you to use something dynamic one of these days Lady, just you wait!

Mwahahahahah!
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