astinus1 (astinus1) wrote in suggestions,
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Adding the display date of a post to the rss feed as a new attribute

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Adding the display date of a post to the rss feed as a new attribute

Short, concise description of the idea
I'm suggesting that the 'display date' be provided as an extra attribute in RSS feeds.

Full description of the idea
The current RSS feed only contains the publish date, however LJ allows us to edit the displayed date for the post, but this value is never provided in the RSS stream. I'd like to see the current information entered on LiveJournal for 'display date' to be provided as an extra attribute in RSS feeds.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Having the display date available would allow users to parse the XML of the stream to sort by both publish/syndication date, as well as sort by the date the posts are about.
  • Users who podcast will be able to have a location to place the date when the broadcast was recorded, not just the date it was published.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Cannot think of any problems... extending RSS is accomplished by adding a new variable to a separate namespace, so all current functionality should be unaffected, and the new value can be ignored by those who do not wish to use it.
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