| 5:23 am on Jan 16, 2009 (gmt 0)|
The first thing I'll ask is does your feed validate? [validator.w3.org]
How long are you waiting for the feed to update? Sometimes it can take a while depending on the software's update schedule.
| 4:05 pm on Jan 16, 2009 (gmt 0)|
The feed validates. I've waited for over 24 hours now, but still no luck. Had other feeds come through fine both days.
| 8:46 am on Jan 17, 2009 (gmt 0)|
What's generating the RSS and how are you updating the file?
| 6:06 pm on Jan 17, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I've built the RSS file myself, and I simply upload it to the server where my site is.
I'm probably not completely understanding how RSS works if this is wrong.
| 2:29 am on Jan 18, 2009 (gmt 0)|
What's the template for the RSS you're using? Did you write the whole thing from scratch? Did you copy a working feed and replace the info with your own? Are you using a feed editor?
Maybe you could post a snippet of code (use example.com for any domain specifics.)
| 9:48 pm on Jan 18, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I built it from scratch using some online tutorials and looking at other RSS feeds.
Heres what i have, although ive only put the one item in there. The only other item is pretty much the same except without the pubDate.
<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<title>RSS News Feed</title>
<description>Updates and latest news.</description>
<img src="http://www.example.com/image.jpg "><br />
See the latest news and images at <a href="http://www.example.com/image/">photo blog page</a>. Some more description</description>
<pubDate>Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
| 7:38 am on Jan 19, 2009 (gmt 0)|
The RSS 2.0 spec [cyber.law.harvard.edu] lets you have a <pubDate> for the channel as well. Look at how they use it in their sample feed.
| 5:11 pm on Apr 21, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Hi surrealillusions, have you finally got your own RSS feed updated automatically in Thunderbird? I am very interested in it since I am facing exactly the same issue as yours.