Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#20087 closed Uncategorized (duplicate)

RSS updating issue

Reported by: julyzergcn1@… Owned by: nobody
Component: contrib.syndication Version: 1.4
Severity: Normal Keywords: RSS updating
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: yes UI/UX: no


Hi, some RSS readers cannot update the latest post because of the Last-Modified header not shown in Django version < 1.5. I find Django1.5 has fix this issue. Can you also make this in Django1.4(or even 1.3)?

Please refer to the code below:

class Feed(object):

def call(self, request, *args, kwargs):


obj = self.get_object(request, *args, kwargs)

except ObjectDoesNotExist:

raise Http404('Feed object does not exist.')

feedgen = self.get_feed(obj, request)
response = HttpResponse(mimetype=feedgen.mime_type)
if hasattr(self, 'item_pubdate'):

# if item_pubdate is defined for the feed, set header so as
# ConditionalGetMiddleware is able to send 304 NOT MODIFIED
responseLast-Modified? = http_date(


feedgen.write(response, 'utf-8')
return response

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Markus Holtermann

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Hi, Django 1.4 only receives only security updates. I doubt this feature will be back-ported. The ticket referenced while implementing the requested features seems to be #7936.

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