[pmwiki-users] How do I create RSS feeds for changes to individual pages?

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Tue May 27 14:34:02 CDT 2008

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 05:15:06PM +0200, Thomas Tempelmann wrote:
> On 27.05.2008 17:09 Uhr, "Patrick R. Michaud" <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 03:32:57PM +0200, Thomas Tempelmann wrote:
> >> Whenever I create a new page on my pmwiki, I like to offer a RSS link to
> >> that readers can quickly learn of updates to the particular page.
> > 
> > We've generally blocked on this particular feature because there's
> > not a clear statement of what such a feed should look like.
> > 
> > In particular, what should the description of each update contain?
> > If it's to be a summary of changes in the versions -- how can we
> > display that concisely in text?
> All I care for is that the user gets a notification _that_ the page has
> changed since his last check. Plus, the changes as a diff-like display.

"Changes as a diff-like display" has traditionally been the difficult
part, especially as plain text.

> I'm a bit surprised that no one has yet implemented such a feature. I write
> tech articles, not a blog. For a blog, readers are generally interested in
> updates to the entire blog because they like the author. In my case, readers
> are interested in a particular tech issue and like to know if that updates
> with new infos.
> So, does this mean I'm not getting an automatic trail for this easily?

You can use categories or wikigroups as an "automatic trail" -- ?action=rss
is able to build RSS feeds from a variety of criteria besides trails.
For example, to get an RSS feed from all of the pages in the "XYZ"


For example, here's an RSS feed of all of the pages in the "Skins"
category on pmwiki.org, sorted by last update:



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