Wednesday, July 21, 2004

google and atom.xml

I have been noticing that Google has been trying to crawl a file named atom.xml, even though I don't have any links to this url.

64.68.84.9 - - [21/Jul/2004:23:01:17 -0700] "GET /atom.xml HTTP/1.0" 404 1085 "-" "Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html)"

I believe that atom is Google's replacement for rss.

Since plog has the atom feed at /rss.php?blogId=2&profile=atom, I wrote a rewrite rule so my atom feed will be crawled by Google.


RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^/atom.xml$ /rss.php?blogId=2&profile=atom [L,R]