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davebaker (4482)


I'm married and living in the mountains of western North Carolina with our 14-year-old son. I've loved Perl since 1995, when I started a web site that became my livelihood when I discovered employers would pay to put help wanted ads on it.

Journal of davebaker (4482)

Tuesday March 11, 2008
09:43 AM

Trouble getting feed of all new journal entries

[ #35879 ]
Yikes; I am having trouble getting an RSS feed for all new journal entries (not comments to entries, just new entries posted by anybody: the list that shows up at

The FAQ at tells me to use ; I subscribed to that via BlogLines but BlogLines isn't feeding me any entries, and when I tell BlogLines to give me the entries for the last 72 hours (etc.) I don't get any entries either. I wonder if that URL is correct on the FAQ page.

I searched's journal entries and found this excellent RSS feed described by jbisbee at -- it is working well for me now using BlogLines.

[Update] The URL can be simplified and still works well for me using BlogLines:

Keywords: RSS feed, all journal entries

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    Which appears to work OK. I haven't figured out how get a comments feed yet.

      • Very nice! Thanks.

        I think I prefer the feed with new journal entries only, but the feed you've described for getting all comments (new journal entries and replies to them) is great to know about.

        I have determined that the reason the journal feed described in the FAQ -- [], which is described as "most recent journal users" -- hasn't been working in Bloglines for me is that the resulting RSS feed is the "Top 20" journal entries (that's the title show

        • If I click that in Firefox it shows up-to-date data. However, the feed is really useless: instead of showing posts, it shows the 20 journals that were most recently posted to (but it uses the title of the latest post on each journal as the title of the feed item).

          It’s quite possible that Bloglines thinks that because it has seen these items before (albeit with different titles), they must be old and that the feed is not being updated.

          Anyway, the feeds work sanely.

          • That's it!

            The URL in the FAQ is generating a list of URLs of the journals themselves -- e.g. [] is the URL for a recent entry in Uri Guttman's journal -- so the BlogLines feed reader and probably others ignore new journal entries if they've seen a previous journal entry by that particular user.

            That must be the reason why I was seeing no results at all when asking BlogLines for entries from the past 72 hours... when I went to BlogLines and expanded the time frame t

        • Oh btw, the feed I linked contains only comments (without content). You need the feed Domm linked for the posts (and it includes fulltext content).