Ahh—ok. Makes sense. I’m not doing this in my reader—I don’t want to risk rel=“self” being wrong. Is there a compelling reason to do this? I mean if I’m able to fetch the feed, why risk it?
Because sometimes sites migrate to new platforms or new domains and RSS feeds change location, and this helps to avoid linkrot or unpleasant surprises with realizing that you’ve missed a few years of updates because the feed quietly went missing.
Incidentally, I have implemented AutoAuth on this site. Gonna make a more formal announcement shortly.