Blogspot RSS

UPDATE: (10:05pm CST) Not that it much matters, but the directory of RSS files at Blogspot sites is back up. Go to http://blogname.blogspot.com/rss/ where blogname is the name of whatever blog you visit. Using the URL below (http://appellateblog.blogspot.com/rss/) produces an apparent list of all BlogSpot RSS feeds. (And for those that asked: this isn’t a good or bad thing – just an observation. In many ways, it’s kind of nice to have an arbitrary collection of feeds to look at. There’s no security violation per se – it’s just an interesting undocumented feature (bug?) in the way BlogSpot is set up.)

UPDATE: (4:25pm CST) Dave Winer picked up on this post, and it looks like the folks at BlogSpot have redirected any directory browsing of the /rss directories back to a sign-up page for BlogSpot.

Anyone else noticed that if you want to see what RSS feeds are available at BlogSpot, you just add /rss to any blogspot hosted site? For example, I was at Howard Bashman’s site today, and the path to his XML feed is:

http://appellateblog.blogspot.com/rss/appellateblog. xml

But if you remove the filename appellateblog.xml and just go to http:// appellateblog.blogspot.com/rss/ , you get a complete list of all RSS feeds at BlogSpot hosted sites.