In my previous post I’ve described how to display RSS-feed in browser using XSLT. But sometimes It’s necessary to change order of items in feed, for example sort them by date. XSLT 1.1 allows sorting by complex data types, but XSLT 1.0 does not and we need extract separate date parts.
RSS-feeds become the most popular content format in the web todays. There are tons of RSS-readers, aggregators, desktop and online tools for viewing feeds in the world. But what about Web-browsers? Every day I make same mistake: I click “RSS-feed” link and my browser displays XML-source of the feed. Why I can’t examine feed directly in my browser?
In this article I’ll try to create feed which will be displayed pretty well both in browser and RSS-reader. I’ll use XSLT 1.0 technology to do it (because my Firefox does not support XSLT 1.1).