22 August 2009
I just published a change to the code that should hopefully prevent readers (like Google Reader) from constantly requeuing all my old blog entries as "unread." �I don't know if it'll work (I've never had to debug this particular web client!), but we'll see.
I suspect the issue is something like the following: the spider hits the page which in turn causes it to get a cookie from Java Server Faces, which makes the blog feed look "new." I've checked the last modified dates and so on using Http Live Headers and the Last-Modified dates and everything look alright. Anyway, I'll post back with results once they manifest (or, hopefully, don't manifest!)
Succinctly, the change involved creating a servlet (sort of) and using that to write/render (I wanted to say "feed") the feed.