Opened 9 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#9800 closed New feature (fixed)

Syndication Framework could implement isPermaLink": "false" to better follow the recommendations of the RSS Advisory Board

Reported by: martin <martin@…> Owned by: nobody
Component: contrib.syndication Version: master
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: creecode, mpessas@…, rtnpro, charette.s@… Triage Stage: Ready for checkin
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


RSS feeds should include a guid:isPermaLink": "false" element when the guid is not a permalink.

Otherwise if guid is not a link and item's link are not unique. RSS isn't valid.

Take a look here:

Attachments (3)

rss-add-isPermaLink-element.diff (709 bytes) - added by akoha 9 years ago.
Here's the patch.
rss-guid_is_permalink-attribute.diff (2.2 KB) - added by andreiko 7 years ago.
my version of patch
support_is_permalink_attr_in_rss_guid.patch (3.3 KB) - added by rtnpro 5 years ago.
Support 'isPermalink' attribute in <guid> element for an item in RSS feed.

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Change History (16)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Jacob

milestone: 1.1
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

Changed 9 years ago by akoha

Here's the patch.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Julian Bez

Has patch: set

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by Jacob

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Unfortunately, we can't know just from the guid/link whether it is in fact a valid permalink or not. So this patch won't actually work for everyone. If you want validity, use Atom.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by andreiko

milestone: 1.11.3
Resolution: wontfix
Status: closedreopened
Version: 1.0SVN

Here's another, more backward compatible solution — to let one specify "guid_is_permalink" attribute:

class Rss(Feed):
    title = " site news"
    link = ""
    description = "Updates on changes and additions to"

    guid_is_permalink = False

Once it's specified, <guid> tags in the feed will have isPermalink attribute with appropriate value. If it isn't, isPermalink attribute is omitted.

Changed 7 years ago by andreiko

my version of patch

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by James Bennett

milestone: 1.3

1.3 is feature-frozen now.

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by Luke Plant

Severity: Normal
Type: New feature

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by Aymeric Augustin

Easy pickings: unset
Needs documentation: set
Needs tests: set
Patch needs improvement: set
UI/UX: unset

Since the guid is a property of each item, the fact that it's a permalink should be passed somehow in the item description (the item argument of add_item_elements) rather than in the feed's constructor.

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by creecode

Cc: creecode added

comment:9 Changed 5 years ago by Apostolis Bessas

Cc: mpessas@… added

comment:10 Changed 5 years ago by rtnpro

Cc: rtnpro added

Added support for 'isPermalink' attribute in a <guid> element for an item in an RSS feed.

Changed 5 years ago by rtnpro

Support 'isPermalink' attribute in <guid> element for an item in RSS feed.

comment:11 Changed 5 years ago by Simon Charette

Cc: charette.s@… added
Needs documentation: unset
Needs tests: unset
Patch needs improvement: unset
Triage Stage: AcceptedReady for checkin

Patch at github includes doc and tests that passes on Python 2.7.3 and 3.2.3 with SQLite.

Marking as RFC.

comment:12 Changed 5 years ago by rtnpro


comment:13 Changed 5 years ago by Simon Charette <charette.s@…>

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

In 5449240c548bb6877923791d02e800c6b25393f5:

Fixed #9800 -- Allow "isPermaLink" attribute in <guid> element of an RSS item.

Thanks @rtnpro for the patch!

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