Well a few things:
1. Even though Feedburner does do as you describe, it isn't a huge issue as it immediately redirects to your pretty URL.
2. Probably a better way to word your rebuttal then this post.
3. I agree with you.
3a. Download the code and change it if you are that worried about it.
1. It uses a 302 redirect insteadof 301 (I change this myself and I did ask in another issue to fix this). Also it looks nasty appearing on other sites - we have a slug to use!
3. That's what I what I'm after :-)
3a. I do, but unless there's a reason to have it this way it'd make sense for everyone to benefit from the "fix" :)
I don't get the problem. If you look at my feedburner feed
which uses the newest source code, you will see that all the item links point to some obscure feedburner address that is then redirected. It doesn't
matter if it uses permalinks or slugs since it is transformed to the feedburner link.
If you open the feed directly
then you'll see that it does infact use the SLUG for links.
It's some of the addons that use it (BuzzBoost?). And they won't be the only ones - by ommitting isPermaLink=false we're telling them this IS the permalink for this page, which isn't really what we want.
The redirect you get is probably because you have the stats turned on.