RSS "read"/"unread" status should look at the item's timestamp

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by .Pete.., Feb 6, 2006.

  1. .Pete..

    .Pete.. Guest

    Some web sites reuse URLs (MSNBC is one particular example). They do this
    for a variety of reasons, either because it's a column or it's a story with
    an update, or something else.

    But the IE 7 RSS reader doesn't appear to have any way to account for this.
    Items that are actually new, show up as already having been read, presumably
    because the URL for the item is identical to the previously seen version.

    The RSS reader should track not only the URL, but the timestamp for the item
    as well (and/or any other uniquely identifying information) to ensure that
    only items that *really* have been read are marked as read, and that new
    items (even if they have the same URL as an item seen previously) are
    correctly shown as unread.

    This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
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    .Pete.., Feb 6, 2006
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