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- Wonky Rss Feed?
December 14, 2006, 1:29 am
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Hi- I've used RSSBuilder to build an RSS feed
It reads fine in readers like RSSReader and a few others.
However, when I try to add the feed to say, MyYahoo, it lists the feed
and the headline, but when you click on it, you either get the page
reloading showing nothing new (doesn't open the file to be readable) or
you get the straight xml text.
Any idea why it wouldn't work in all formats?
Re: Wonky Rss Feed?
You should validate your feed.
Most obviously it's getting served as a HTTP content-type of text/plain
A well-configured web server at your end would do this as an RSS type
instead. You should be able to fix this through .htaccess or maybe by
pestering the admins. If you're really stuck, sometimes renaming it to
.xml might help.
This is an FAQ (I posted about it again last week) so do some
searching here, in comp.text.xml and c.i.w.a.h
If it's text/plain, then a stupid feed reader might not realise that
it's RSS. They extract the easily available text from the XML and
discard the markup. As that would give the results you describe, that
could be what Yahoo are doing. I've dealt with Yahoo for some years now
and I'm still waiting for them to get a first clue with RSS... 8-(