RSS Feed Fixes on SciVerse ScienceDirect: an update
In early March, we launched a completely new RSS platform for ScienceDirect. This new platform resolves many of the reported issues and provides a great foundation for future developments.
We are continuing to work on a few remaining problems (issues with feed sorting, graphical abstracts and various display and behavior bugs). Over the coming months, we will further optimize the new RSS platform.
What took us so long?
Over the last few months, we received many reports about RSS feeds not working properly. We didn’t have a satisfactory short term solution to the issues, which have ranged from data accuracy (incorrectly pointing users to wrong articles or journals), to overall performance issues (the platform locking up and timing out user requests).
Either we could attempt to patch up the existing system in the hope of minimising short-term disruption, or we could take the longer view and replace the entire platform. It soon became clear that the only option was the latter.
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