Open Letter to Fox News

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Your Fox News Sunday podcast feed is seriously broken. The GUID field keeps updating every hour or so, so my podcast client (iTunes) downloads the same audio over and over, so I have a dozen or more copies and I have to keep deleting them.

The GUID field should *never change*. For a particular audio file, it should always remain the same.

But on your feed, the GUID keeps getting updated, for example, when I got it last night (about 1 a.m. PT, 4 a.m. ET), it was:

And right now (about 4 p.m. ET), it is:

This addition of the timestamp to the guid is unnecessary and actually harmful, as it causes clients to think that each new timestamp represents a new file to download.


-- pudge

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