Currently EE sets the generator tag in the RSS feed.
<generator> ExpressionEngine v6.0.6 https://expressionengine.com/expressionengine </generator>
There seems to be no real reason for this and any value added to the template is completely ignored.
I would prefer not to have such a data disclosure.
Can this be given consideration that if it needs to be there, do not use the full version number and likewise, if a generator tag is set, not to just ignore and overwrite it?
Sorry for the delayed response. I meant to come back to this and it just got lost in the shuffle.
Have you looked at the template you are using to generate the RSS feed? I don’t see anywhere except in the default empty feed that the
generator tag is automatically being inserted. The empty feed is only used when the template for the RSS feed generates an error. https://docs.expressionengine.com/latest/add-ons/rss.html#empty-feeds-and-errors
Ok. yeah. the only way to override the
generator tag is to edit the add-on directly in
system/ee/ExpressionEngine/Addons/rss/mod.rss.php . It’s found in the
If you think this tag is just bad practice (I don’t like my stuff being fingerprinted either), then you can certainly open a feature request in GitHub.
Done. Raised as #1139.