Wireshark-bugs: [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 5561] Invalid RSS feed format for Wireshark newsgroups.
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 03:41:16 -0800 (PST)

--- Comment #1 from Jurko Gospodnetić <[email protected]> 2011-01-10 03:41:14 PST ---
  Additional background information from Guy Harris as posted on the Wireshark
user mailing list:

In particular, the spec:


says that the "Link" in "isPermaLink" is key here:

    <guid> is an optional sub-element of <item>.

    guid stands for globally unique identifier. It's a string that uniquely
identifies the item. When present, an aggregator may choose to use this string
to determine if an item is new.


    There are no rules for the syntax of a guid. Aggregators must view them as
a string. It's up to the source of the feed to establish the uniqueness of the

    If the guid element has an attribute named isPermaLink with a value of
true, the reader may assume that it is a permalink to the item, that is, a url
that can be opened in a Web browser, that points to the full item described by
the <item> element. An example:


    isPermaLink is optional, its default value is true. If its value is false,
the guid may not be assumed to be a url, or a url to anything in particular.

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