RSS Feed Issues

There are some issues with the Hackernoon RSS feed that should be fixed.

  • The top-level link element isn’t to hackernoon.com, its to http://github.com/dylang/node-rss
  • The pubDate for articles is coming through as Invalid Date
  • I don’t think the item elements meet the spec, in some readers URLs are showing up at https://hacknoon.com/false instead of their link

Guessing based on the link element, the code is written in node. I’d be happy to take a look and fix it if there is an open-source repo I can be pointed to. Even if it is private I’d still be willing to help if it is needed.

The pubDate and URL issues have been fixed, but the top-level link bullet from above is still an issue. There is also a disappointing lack of tag-specific feeds.

tag-specific feeds are of the format https://cdn.hackernoon.com/tagged/tag-goes-here/feed
e.g. https://cdn.hackernoon.com/tagged/react/feed