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Fri, 05 Jun 2009 23:10:03 GMT
Bing.com and RSS

I'm very happy that Bing.com, like it's predecessor Live.com, supports RSS. Any Web search (rss) has a very predictable RSS feed (rss). Simply add the format=rss parameter to any URI. This appears to be exactly what live.com did, but I can't remember off hand.

I was surprised that all the Live.com RSS feeds got redirected to the equivalent Bing.com HTML webpages. An extremely smart RSS client might be able to rediscover the RSS feed, but it would have been better had they permanently redirected the old Live.com RSS feeds to the equivalent Bing.com RSS feeds. I'm sure they lost thousand, possibly millions of subscriptions because of this small failure. Something to remember, if you are into designing RSS search feeds.

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