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PHP Generated Feed Validates - but does not work in Thunderbird



12:20 am on Aug 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've been trying to solve this one for a couple months now going out to the Web but no luck yet. Here is the feed:


It validates. It also loads an entry into Thunderbird (despite there being more than one entry) but then it never updates when moves are made. The publication date is always the current date - is that a problem? I've done a few feeds for games - like <snip> too and I had the same kind of problem. It is doing the same thing on other peoples' thunderbirds, I've tried old versions and new versions - same problem!

Any help would be appreciated...

[edited by: bill at 12:47 am (utc) on Aug. 22, 2007]
[edit reason] no links to examples please [/edit]


12:48 am on Aug 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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ThunderBird seem to have issues with feeds from time to time. There are ThunderBird support forums [forums.mozillazine.org] on the MozillaZine site. They might have more information about that particular client than we would.


3:48 am on Sep 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the tip - I have asked there as well... but if anyone has any direct knowledge that would be handy. I tried another rss reader and it was suspect too so I think it may be beyond thunderbird... if someone could try it out on their reader that would be great and let me know if you have a few entries. I am making a move or two a day so you should see new moves come in too...


3:51 am on Sep 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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oops - I see there is a no links message from bill... - would it be possible to just let someone try this feed - it is by no means spam or anything ;-)

Thanks, if not... just take it out again - sorry.



1:01 pm on Sep 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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