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RSS Feed > 'Unrecognized Filetype' by Google

9:31 am on Mar 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have an ASP file that outputs our storefront inventory, basically as a sitemap. Our paging system is Javascript, so everything after the first 20 records is basically hidden from the spiders.

Everything seems fine, and the main RSS Feed now has a PR4. However I noticed Google lists the file type as 'Unrecognized'. Surely this cannot be good.

Here is my document header, should I change it to something more Google-friendly? :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE rss PUBLIC "-//Netscape Communications//DTD RSS 0.91//EN" "http://my.netscape.com/publish/formats/rss-0.91.dtd">
<rss version="0.91">

3:37 pm on Mar 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Google recognizes mine the same way, even when it was generated by blogger (google owned).

When you do a search on google for keyword filetype:rss most of the results come up as "File Format: Unrecognized - View as HTML "

Check the ones that end in .rss that show snippetts and do not have "unrecognized":

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd ">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">