I have spend all morning creating a custom XSLT stylesheet for the Wicket project so that a RSS feed is generated each and every time the front page is created using maven.

The feed is extracted from the Latest News section and transformed into a RSS-0.91 XML file. The biggest hurdle I had to overcome was the absence of getting the current date into the resulting XML file. Why oh why isn't a standard date/time facility available in XSL? I had to resort to Xalan-J specific functions in order to get the current date in the feed.

The only problem I now have is that the Sage RSS reader plugin for firefox doesn't show the update date when the feed is read. I hope that Sage sees when the RSS is updated, otherwise my efforts have been nought.

UPDATE: Sage RSS works like a charm!