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Topic: How do podcast apps decide what is a "new" episode
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PostForum: General RSS Discussions   Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:42 pm   Subject: How do podcast apps decide what is a "new" episode
Without GUID values for each item, the feed reader will probably rely on the pubdate for each item.

Unfortunately there really isn't any rule as to how the items have to be handled, so there isn't any sure fire way to prevent the files from coming down. It all comes down to how each individual reader application decides to handle the situation.

I would recommend including GUID values in the future so you have better control of situations like this.
Topic: How do podcast apps decide what is a "new" episode
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Replies: 4
Views: 982

PostForum: General RSS Discussions   Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 3:34 pm   Subject: How do podcast apps decide what is a "new" episode
Although the feed readers could go off the pubdate, more than likely they will be looking at the GUID field for each item. If the GUID is the same then the Item is assumed to be the same.

However, if the feed has a new URL, then the reader will probably assume the feed is completely new and treat all its items as new too.
Topic: Adding items for blog feed
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Replies: 1
Views: 736

PostForum: Program Support (FFA Win)   Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:02 am   Subject: Adding items for blog feed
Hm... I think it depends on which blog service you're using. Some blog services provide discrete links directly to the posts and you would want to use those are your item links in your Feed. Other hosts have everything in a single page with hashed links to the posts and you would probably want to use that for the Feed's item links instead.

As far as how many items the feed should have, I would recommend using one item per blog post/link. Just in terms of SEO, you'll fare better doing it that way.
Topic: Is There A Way To See How Many Subscribe To Feed?
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Replies: 1
Views: 693

PostForum: Program Support (FFA Win)   Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:18 am   Subject: Is There A Way To See How Many Subscribe To Feed?
Those statistics can be tracked through a variety of means; there are programs that can track it as well as some resources provided by webhosts. I would check with your web hosting provider first.
Topic: FeedForAll v2 Released
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Replies: 11
Views: 27009

PostForum: Program Support (FFA Win)   Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:04 am   Subject: FeedForAll v2 Released
We recommend using these steps to avoid that error:
http://feedforall.com/feedforall-on-windows-8.htm
Topic: what is the benefits of xml & RSS?.
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Replies: 2
Views: 16351

PostForum: General RSS Discussions   Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:26 pm   Subject: what is the benefits of xml & RSS?.
A feed is XML code formatted to the RSS 2.0 specification.
Topic: Assertion Failed during Export
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Replies: 2
Views: 12705

PostForum: Program Support (RFA)   Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 2:46 pm   Subject: Assertion Failed during Export
Did that fix not work for you? If so, what error(s) are you receiving?
Topic: Special characters in feed titles make them unreadable!
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Replies: 11
Views: 11751

PostForum: General RSS Discussions   Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:00 am   Subject: Special characters in feed titles make them unreadable!
If you are using RSS2HTML to insert a feed into an existing webpage, then the encoding declared at the top of the HTML source for the whole webpage comes into play too, as it will be what the browser uses.

Since a webpage can only support one encoding you can run into situations where some text just can't be displayed correctly.

For example, if the encoding that your webpage needs is different than the encoding used in the RSS feed you are inserting. Or, if you are inserting multiple RSS feeds into a single webpage, and they each have different encodings.
Topic: Special characters in feed titles make them unreadable!
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Replies: 11
Views: 11751

PostForum: General RSS Discussions   Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:57 pm   Subject: Special characters in feed titles make them unreadable!
Correct, you can only have one and it will need to go in the template header.
Topic: Special characters in feed titles make them unreadable!
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Replies: 11
Views: 11751

PostForum: General RSS Discussions   Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:42 pm   Subject: Special characters in feed titles make them unreadable!
Without knowing the encoding of the source feeds (they don't seem to include one) you kind of have to guess which one to use in your template.

If utf-8 isn't helping, then the next most popular is this:

encoding="iso-8859-1"
Topic: Special characters in feed titles make them unreadable!
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Replies: 11
Views: 11751

PostForum: General RSS Discussions   Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:05 pm   Subject: Special characters in feed titles make them unreadable!
Dave,

That's a bit odd, both of your feeds are missing the encoding declaration.

You'll want to add encoding="UTF-8" to your RSS header.

For example, with this feed:
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/latest/rss

you would want to update this:
<rss xmlns:content="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" version="2.0">

to this:
<rss xmlns:content="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" encoding="UTF-8" version="2.0">
Topic: Special characters in feed titles make them unreadable!
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Replies: 11
Views: 11751

PostForum: General RSS Discussions   Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:42 am   Subject: Special characters in feed titles make them unreadable!
What's the link to your feed? This usually happens when your website doesn't use UTF-8 encoding but I'd like to have a look to be sure.
Topic: ffasetup.exe has stopped working
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Replies: 9
Views: 4491

PostForum: Program Support (FFA Win)   Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:23 am   Subject: ffasetup.exe has stopped working
You should check the rights of both your FeedForAll program folder, and the folder you are saving your feeds to. Make sure they both have full control set for all users.
Topic: ffasetup.exe has stopped working
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Replies: 9
Views: 4491

PostForum: Program Support (FFA Win)   Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:55 pm   Subject: ffasetup.exe has stopped working
Give this a try:

Go into the FeedForAll program folder and find the FeedForAll.exe file.
Right-click on it and choose Properties
Select the Compatibility tab
Check the "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" box
Choose 'Windows XP (Service Pack 3)'
Also check the 'Run this program as an administrator' box

Apply those settings and try running FeedForAll again.
Topic: ffasetup.exe has stopped working
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Replies: 9
Views: 4491

PostForum: Program Support (FFA Win)   Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:31 pm   Subject: ffasetup.exe has stopped working
You might be fighting with a rights related issue.

Try running FeedForAll in administrator mode by right-clicking on its icon and choose 'Run as Administrator' from the menu. That will ensure that the program has sufficient rights to save files wherever it needs to.
 

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