a plugin for blosxom, the
excellent lightweight weblog application from Rael Dornfest.
Blosxom has the ability to supply an rss
0.91 feed for the weblog. The default blosxom installation does
not include a <lastBuildDate> tag. This rss header tag is
used by some rss readers to identify what the date of the newest item
is, without having to parse the entire feed. For instance,
www.gemal.dk uses this field to sort the weblogs on it's Blogupdates
page in order of recent activity.
lastbuilddate is a blosxom
plugin that adds a <lastBuildDate> value.
No configuration is needed - just drop
lastbuilddate into your
blosxom Plugins folder.
works with path-specified feeds, but not date-specified.
uses RFC 822 compliant date formatting by default, as specified
by rss. You can go back to the old MoveableType style dating by
my $use_rfc_822_date = 0;
Known Issues: Plugins that provide their own
entries routine and do not return the
story files in the
%files hash will cause lastbuilddate
to find no date. In this circumstance lastbuilddate will not emit a
field. To work around this, rename lastbuilddate so that it executes
ahead of these plugins. For example, rename to 00lastbuilddate.
Finally, this is my first attempt at
Perl programming, so caveat
emptor. If you have bugs to report or suggestions to make, you
can reach me at .