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<link rel=self> tag in ATOM feeds is not what feed readers expect

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The problem is explained here: http://theoldreader.yuku.com/topic/113#.UakOj9eVtQI

Basically, I made a bug report thinking The Old Reader was not parsing feed URLs correctly. They replied and said getting the feed URI from the <link rel="self"> tag is the correct URI according to RFC 4287.

I wanted to subscribe to an specific tag (http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts.atom?tags=konpaku_youmu), but checking the source code, it has the <link href="http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts.atom" rel="self"/> tag, which means putting the full URL in The Old Reader (and any RFC 4287 compliant reader, I suppose) subscribes me to the "general" Danbooru feed (http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts.atom).

Is this something that can be fixed on Danbooru's end, or do I have to ask the Old Reader staff to do something about this?

The feeds still work correctly with Google Reader, and they've always worked. I'm using The Old Reader only because it's the most similar alternative I could find, but they say they're simply following the standards.

Toks: good to know, thank you.