Bloglet is being Bloglet Again

Who, I ask, is happy with Bloglet?
ERROR: String was not recognized as a valid DateTime.
Huh? This is the error I now get, out of the blue, because it had been working for months. That is the problem with Bloglet, it works for a while, then it won't work, and it is a mystery. This is part of the reason I have put my full posts in my RSS feed. I am giving up on Bloglet. Jake is using Dada, but I don't want to take the time (I don't have time to take the time) to set it up. Although it does look nice. I only have 10 people signed up to get the updates, and they are not used to getting reliable updates, thank you Bloglet! UPDATE: I see on the Bloglet site:
'String was not recognized as a valid DateTime.' error for certain RSS feeds Bloglet is rejecting RSS feeds with dates in the following format: "Tue, 21 Oct 2003 24:56:21 -0500". Its probably a good idea to change your date to adhere to the XML-RPC spec, found here: http://www.xml-rpc.com/spec
I just changed my RSS feed to one I got from Neil, but AFAIK, this is the date/time format that has always been used in MT. And I got bloglet updates after I installed the new RSS feed, I am pretty sure. Maybe not. I don't know. All I do not is I am fed up with this continuous bull from bloglet. Here is the deal: Bloglet likes (and the default MT template uses): [dc:date]2004-02-03T21:59:09-05:00[/dc:date] The official spec of RSS uses this: [pubDate]Tue, 03 Feb 2004 23:16:44 -0500[/pubDate] pubDate is the correct tag here. I should NOT have to use the Dublin Core if I do not want to. The Dublin Core is an extension of the spec, it is not the spec. So tell me people, which is better to use? pubDate or the DC tag?

Comments (1)

It depends :). dc:date is correct in RSS 1.0, which is RDF-based. In RSS 2.0, either is correct, but pubDate is preferred since that is what is in the spec. Do a Google search for 'funky RSS' if you need to know more.

I think the MT people opted to use these so called 'funky' tags as they maintained maximum compatibility with other systems. I'm starting to wonder whether switching to just using RSS 2.0 was really such a good idea as RSS 1.0 seems to be far more capable.

Fortunately, Atom should solve all of these problems.

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