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Tag-specific RSS link

Title
Tag-specific RSS link

Short, concise description of the idea
When on a tag page, the alternate RSS link in the header should go to the tag-specific feed rather than the journal's feed.

Full description of the idea
On a tag page (e.g. http://community.livejournal.com/suggestions/tag/character+count), the RSS feed linked into the <head> should be the tag-specific feed (e.g. http://community.livejournal.com/suggestions/data/rss?tag=character+count) rather than the RSS feed for the journal (e.g. http://community.livejournal.com/suggestions/data/rss).

Currently, the only way to get a tag-specific feed URL is by either remembering the syntax and writing it yourself, or by using the link provided by one of the few layouts that have a Syndicate module in the sidebar, such as Bloggish or Expressive (e.g. http://community.livejournal.com/suggestions/tag/character+count?s2id=18127063; scroll down to the bottom of the sidebar).

The coding itself shouldn't be too hard, as the tools to provide the correct tag-specific feed URL exist already, as shown by the presence of the Syndicate module.

An ordered list of benefits
  • You wouldn't need to remember the syntax for the URL.
  • People who don't know that tag-specific feeds exist could discover them more easily.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • People might subscribe to tag-specific feeds when they want to subscribe to the journal itself.
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