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ERR_MISSING_PUBLICATION_DATE

Page history last edited by Yannis Roussochatzakis 9 years, 7 months ago

Symptom

 

You notice that some or all of the entries in your feed are not published by RSS Graffiti. In the log messages of your feed you see the following error:

 

          "Missing publication date in {number} items in your feed."

 

 

Cause

 

One or more feed entries do not indicate their date of publication.

 

In RSS for example, there is an element called pubDate which indicates the date when the item was published (created). RSS Graffiti relies on that date to distinguish between old and new items. Every time an item is posted on your wall, RSS Graffiti writes down the date it was published (as indicated by the pubdate field in your feed) and from then on, it looks only for items newer than that, to continue publishing on your wall. If the publication date is missing (not supplied by the feed), then RSS Graffiti has no other way of knowing if the item is new or not and whether it has already been published on your wall or not. As a result items without a publication date are not posted at all on your wall.

 

 

Resolution 

 

If you have control over your feed, then you are probably able to fix this issue by adding the publication date field to the feed.

 

If you are not in control of your feed, then you need to ask the system administrator or developer that controls your feed to add the publication date element to the feed.

 

If you can't do either of the above then unfortunately your feed cannot be used with RSS Graffiti.


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