Now, how is a RSS aggregator supposed to sort these things by date?
Tue, 07 Oct 2003 23:09:52 GMT
the first ok for a human, but for a computer it is not, viceversa for the second :-P
Sadly, that is what PyCS and advogato return in the date field of RSS feeds.
So, the client is forced to assume that:
That thing must be readable somehow for the user, and cant format it (I try to parse for the advogato format, when it doesnt work I leave it as is)
Items cant be sorted by date cross-feed (ie: give me the latest posts from these ten feeds) because I have no reliable posting date, and must use instead the date it was fetched.