A while ago, I subscribed to a couple O'Reilly RSS feeds. At the time, the URLs were of the form http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/feed/NN. At some point, those URLs started to be forwarded to URLs of the form http://feeds.oreilly.com/oreilly/xxx. And they're still being forwarded; that part's fine. But now, the latter URLs are returning a 404 error.
Apparently, feedburner.com now handles your feeds. Okay, fine, but wouldn't the polite thing be to forward the former URLs to the new URLs? Or if that wasn't possible, couldn't you at least have posted a "please re-subscribe" message to the old feeds a while before disabling them?
Thanks for taking the time to let us know about this issue. These feed URLs were not purposefully disabled, so it looks like there's a problem in the system somewhere. We're taking a look at it now and will try to get it resolved quickly.
Thanks for letting us know,
O'Reilly Media, Inc.
EMPLOYEE1Just a quick update: we found the issue that was causing these URLs to not work and we've fixed it. Feeds like http://feeds.oreilly.com/oreilly/news are now working. (If they don't work for you right away, it may be that you will need to wait for your ISP to refresh their DNS.)
Have a great day,