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Introducing Simon 5!

Simon version 5 is now available. It is a massive update, introducing a much-requested feature: syncing the Simon data between multiple Macs, plus a Simon Status service, a Link Checker filter, improved Find filter, iMessage and Speak Error notifiers, a new app icon, and much more.

Important: please note that Simon 5 requires a minimum of macOS 10.12 (Sierra), and is a paid upgrade from Simon 4. Purchasers since September 1, 2020 automatically get a version 5 license (that also works in previous versions).

Read the Simon What's New page for details.

RSS Feed Doesn't Validate

I generated an RSS report for one of the sites I'm monitoring. The detail pages display fine, but the summary.php page will not display in my feed reader (NetNewsWire 3.1.7b1). The validator's main complaint was the pubDate format, which it says "must be an RFC-822 date-time."

Is there something I can do to tweak the template? Thanks.

David Sinclair's picture

Re: RSS Feed Doesn't Validate

It seems a very simple tweak is required. Edit the summary.rss document and replace the space between the date and time variables with a "T", i.e. like so:

    <pubDate>{ReportDate}T{ReportTime}</pubDate>

That should fix it.

Thanks for letting me know! I'll get this fix into the next release.