Feature request: News RSS feed with some news in it

Alan Budden shared this idea 4 years ago

On the Locus home page, there is a news page with information about the latest releases etc (http://www.locusmap.eu/news/). On this page, there is an embedded link to an RSS feed for the news (http://www.locusmap.eu/news/feed/). This pops up in the top of my Chrome browser allowing me to subscribe to the RSS feed with my RSS reader.

All good so far, but there's no content in the RSS feed! It's valid XML, but doesn't have any of the blog entries contained within:

  1. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><rss version="2.0"
  2. xmlns:content="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/";
  3. xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/";
  4. xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom";
  5. xmlns:sy="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/";
  6. >
  7. <channel>
  8. <title>Comments on: Locus Map News</title>
  9. <atom:link href="http://www.locusmap.eu/news/feed/"; rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" />
  10. <link>http://www.locusmap.eu</link>;
  11. <description>Online and offline maps</description>
  12. <lastBuildDate>Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:48:26 +0000</lastBuildDate>
  13. <sy:updatePeriod>hourly</sy:updatePeriod>
  14. <sy:updateFrequency>1</sy:updateFrequency>
  15. </channel>
  16. </rss>

Comments (5)


Hello Alan,

just since new 3.11.x version is integrated RSS reader directly in Locus main menu! For this reader I use link:

http://www.locusmap.eu/feed/ . Hope that reader in app or mentioned link helps you.


Hi Menion,

Brilliant, thank you!

It might be worth updating your news page on the website as it has:

  1. <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Locus » Locus Map News Comments Feed" href="http://www.locusmap.eu/news/feed/" />

in there at the moment.



You are welcome.

Hmm where you see link you used? Because on page I see only link and it's at bottom tiny button, which is correct.


I must admit I hadn't spotted the tiny link at the bottom (which is indeed correct). However, there is an embedded link in the html source which is wrong (see here for information). Some browsers / RSS readers automatically detect this reference to the RSS feed to make it easier to subscribe to a feed (rather than searching a page for some discreetly hidden button). I've attached a picture showing what it looks like in my browser (with the RSS link highlighted with a red circle).


Ah .. I'm worried that I'm not skilled enough to fix it easily, so I'll hope that people with same issue, find this topic! ;).