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Bug 13045 - Recentchanges rss feed should display user name
Recentchanges rss feed should display user name
Status: REOPENED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Recent changes (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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: 16949 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: feeds
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Reported: 2008-02-17 13:06 UTC by Danny B.
Modified: 2014-06-05 09:58 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Danny B. 2008-02-17 13:06:20 UTC
Unlike feed for such page history, neither RSS nor Atom feed for Special:Recentchanges shows the editor's name/IP address, which decreases the usability of the feed pretty much.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2008-02-26 01:28:41 UTC
This appears in the <author> (Atom) or <dc:creator> (RSS) field.
Comment 2 Danny B. 2008-04-11 15:49:26 UTC
Well, the deal is that common RSS readers do not display those fields, so I'd propose to duplicate that information to <title> field as page history feeds do.

(Change the summary to more descriptive if this is not describing properly)
Comment 3 Aaron Schulz 2009-01-13 23:52:50 UTC
Looks like a browser issue, these are standard tags
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2009-01-14 00:00:24 UTC
*** Bug 16949 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2009-01-14 00:01:37 UTC
Would be good to take a quick survey of common feed readers before continuing; no sense in beating people over the head for not knowing they're missing something when we can easily stash it somewhere else if that's useful.
Comment 6 Danny B. 2009-01-14 02:14:04 UTC
Browsers are the first, what people use to read feeds, so how do they behave:

* Chrome 0.2.149.27 shows the fields in both Atom & RSS.
* Fennec 1.0a2 shows the fields in both Atom & RSS.
* Firefox 2.0.0.18 does not display the fields in both feed types. Sage extension (1.3.10) doesn't display them either.
* Firefox 3.0.5 does not display the fields in both feed types. Sage Too extension (1.0.1) shows the fields in both Atom & RSS.
* Flock 2.0.3 does not display the fields in both feed types.
* Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.5512 shows the fields in both Atom & RSS.
* K-meleon 1.5.2 shows the fields in both Atom & RSS.
* Mozilla 1.7.13 shows the fields in both Atom & RSS.
* Netscape 9.0.0.6 does not display the fields in both feed types.
* Opera 9.63 does not display the fields in both feed types.
* Opera mini (via web site emulator) does not display the fields in both feed types.
* Safari 3.2.1 does not display the fields in both feed types.
* SeaMonkey 1.1.14 does show the fields in both Atom & RSS.

Public feed services:

* Feedburner.com does not display the fields in both feed types.
Comment 7 Siebrand Mazeland 2009-02-02 12:39:30 UTC
Changed component to "RecentChanges"
Comment 8 Nemo 2011-06-20 23:10:27 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> [...] when we can easily stash it somewhere else if that's useful.

Indeed, it should be enough to add the author to the <title> field, as in history feeds. 
It's a bit annoying when you're using an actual feed reader which shows also the author, but definitely bearable.

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