Fixing a Broken Atom Feed
File this under “mistakes and bugs” — my Twittch.com Atom feed was invalid. For each feed entry, I generate a unique ID roughly following these guidelines. I did not, however, include the date in the Tag URI, making my feed invalid.
With only five comics published, I decided to make the feed 100% correct rather than leave it alone, which means changing the unique IDs for each entry. This will confuse newsreaders, as shown here in Google Reader:
Now each feed entry ID looks like this:
The date portion indicates when the tag: URI was “minted”, so it will always be 2009-04-18. Sorry for any confusion this causes in your newsreader.