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no style information associated with my XML feed?! (5 posts)

  1. jbiddulph
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please help, I get the following error when I view my RSS feed in Google Chrome:

    This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

    FF and Safari is fine!

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Chrome does not incorporate an inbuilt RSS reader - hence it cannot cope with RSS feed files.

  3. jbiddulph
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is there a way around this?

  4. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Use another browser? It's not a WordPress issue.

  5. MuddlinThru
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Um, sorry, esmi, but, IMNSHO, when WP puts up an orange feed subscription button, folks really do expect it to actually begin the subscription process. Lots of folks use aggregators that aren't browsers... I claim that, at the very least, WP's responsible for detecting when a browser is known not to support its format, likely from the headers sent on the button push, and providing a hook to let the site offer something else. One possibility would be a copy-able text-box with the feed link in it, for pasting into a non-browser aggregator.

    I know that I was bemused when I clicked the "RSS feed for this topic" link on this very WP forum page, and got a pagefull of XML in my face (reading with a newly installed Chrome).

    It really doesn't matter if it's "not a WP issue" - WP is clearly an efficient place to fix a user experience that is failing.

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