Re: [podcasters] Re: Preventing re-downloads of all my media files (WAS: Importing LibSyn to WordPress)
- On 5/3/06, Dave Shepherd <shepdave@...> wrote:
>It stands for "Globally Unique Identifier" (with minor variations
> What is "GUID"? Where does that line of code reside?
depending on whom you ask) and it's part of every <item> element
within your RSS file. It's *supposed* to be an unambiguous and
definitive way to tell one item apart from another -- it simply needs
to be a string that's never in any other <item> element. RSS readers
use it to determine which items are new and which ones aren't. Some
readers have other criteria as well, however, since not everybody uses
the GUID consistently or reliably.
> Because I've used LibSyn's RSS tool from the very beginning, I neverMy advice would be to open up your RSS file and spend a little time
> had to learn much nuts-and-bolts about RSS. Obviously I have to now.
reading it. It looks arcane at first glance, but it's a *structured*
sort of arcane, and you can probably figure out what 90% of it does
without referring to any other source, simply by knowing your own
Steve Eley (sfeley@...)
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