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WebmasterWorld RSS feed and IE7
I get an error when I try to access the RSS feed...
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msg:3128458
 1:46 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

the feed won't show up in IE7 RSS

any ideas how to get around this?

The error:

"This feed contains a DTD (Document Type Definition). DTDs are used to define a structure of a webpage. Internet Explorer does not support DTDs in feeds."

I am in the correct place right?
[webmasterworld.com...]

Thanks!
Tera

 

encyclo




msg:3128491
 1:58 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Good catch - so in effect IE7 does not support Netscape RSS 0.91 (which includes a DTD). Whilst Netscape RSS is a bit outdated, it is still in widespread use and supported by virtually every feed reader out there.

Realistically, the only way to get round the issue is if the feed was switched to Userland's RSS 0.91 or RSS 2.0.

See this MSDN reference [msdn.microsoft.com] for more information on why IE rejects DTDs.

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msg:3128673
 3:32 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

so I guess unless Brett decides to change things, I'm outta luck...no RSS feed for WebmasterWorld...

damn....

thanks for the reply...
Tera

Brett_Tabke




msg:3131294
 3:30 am on Oct 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

> any ideas how to get around this

The obvious (duck) use a real browser? ;-)

Look around the web - IE7 is broke with a lot of rss feeds.

Funny - that they will eat just about any html on the web, but are picky to the standard on rss. hmmmm

Robin_reala




msg:3152496
 2:33 pm on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

[blogs.msdn.com ]

IE7 and the Windows RSS Platform support the following feed formats:

RSS 2.0 (http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification)
RSS 1.0 (http://web.resource.org/rss/1.0/spec)
Atom 1.0 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4287.txt)

Additionally, IE7 and the Windows RSS Platform support the following formats that are considered deprecated by their authors. We encourage publishers of feeds in these formats to upgrade to current feed formats.

RSS 0.91 (http://backend.userland.com/rss091)
RSS 0.92 (http://backend.userland.com/rss092)
Atom 0.3 (http://www.mnot.net/drafts/draft-nottingham-atom-format-02.html)

I haven't seen many new sites deploying anything other than RSS2.0 or Atom1.0 recently.

encyclo




msg:3249640
 1:32 am on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

The WebmasterWorld feed should be working in IE7 now. :)

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