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A Complete Spanner In The Works

Posted on Wednesday 4th April 2007 at 00:00
A few weeks ago I wrote a reply to a comment on one of my posts, and for a split second after hitting submit, I noticed a new page had loaded below the comment form. A moment later the page refreshed and it was gone.

A short while after, the same thing happened again, and then again after that. It took a little tracking down, but I soon discovered the cause to be the script which updates the RSS comments feed. It is supposed to run every time a comment is added, so that those following the thread via RSS are aware that a new comment has been added.

Sadly though, just weeks after getting the script to work the way I wanted it to, some complete smeg head had come and overwritten the file with their own stupid gay hacker crap file! I was pretty pissed off and even more so when I discovered that I didn't have an up to date back up for the lost file. Ugh!

Sadly, that was how it had to remain until yesterday, when I decided to carry out an extensive overhaul of my administration area, to make it more practical. In a week or two I'm going to be redeveloping a similar control panel, and I use the one on my blog as a test bed for that.

It took a bit of fiddling, but I'm now proud to announce that the RSS Comment Feed is back online and is fully up to date. And yes, I've made a copy of it this time in case the hackers return ;)

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