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Default Chap 10 - issues in rss.php, view.php, and comments on rss

ISSUE # 1 - missing rss.php file

There is no rss.php file in the downloads. The only way
to get it is to type it in from the book. It is on page

ISSUE #2 - in rss.php file, did not include database code

The database code was not included.
You need to add it. I added it right after <?php
PHP Code:
include '../lib/db.php';
ISSUE #3 - in rss.php, printf contains &, should be &amp;

The printf statement on about line 29, uses an ampersand on the
query string.
PHP Code:
date('n'$row['POST_DATE'] ), date('Y'$row['POST_DATE']) ); 
This results in xml that is not
well formed. It needs to be changed to &amp;
It should look like this.

PHP Code:
date('n'$row['POST_DATE'] ), date('Y'$row['POST_DATE']) ); 
ISSUE #4 - in view.php , ob_get_clean

About 6 lines up from the bottom is the line.
PHP Code:
   $GLOBALS['TEMPLATE']['content'] = ob_get_clean(); 
When you go to view.php in the browser there is no
output, the screen is blank. When you change it
to ob_get_contents, the output appears as it should.
PHP Code:
   $GLOBALS['TEMPLATE']['content'] = ob_get_contents(); 
ISSUE #5 view.php

There is a mistake in the book, page 293, in the gray
box showing the view code, line 8, it says $day and
it should be $month.
PHP Code:
   list($day$year) = explode('/'date('m/Y'$timestamp)); 
It is correct in the download code. Here is how it should
PHP Code:
   list($month$year) = explode('/'date('m/Y'$timestamp)); 

I think the best approach is to go to one of the aggregators like
Google Reader and set that up. Subscribe to a couple of the
big rss feeds like CNN or The Official Google Blog. This
way you can get a feel for it.

Here are a couple links on RSS that may be helpful.



When you go to add your own site on Google Reader,
go to "Add a subscription" and type in the path
to your rss.php, http://yourdomain/yoursite/public_files/rss.php

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