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[resolved] RSS Feed Problems (9 posts)

  1. RobLewis100
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I know there are a number of issues already raised (and some resolved) to do with RSS feeds, but I've searched for others with the same problem as me with no luck.

    I originally realised there was a problem with my RSS feed after FeedBurner failed to update following a recent post.

    If I view the raw feed (http://wv4.co.uk/feed/) in Firefox I can see the most recent post on their - everything looks fine.

    However, the raw feed in Internet Explorer has not updated - the same happens if I run it through FeedValidator.org, and FeedBurner.

    The original problem occured with WP 2.0, I've just upgraded to 2.0.3 with no difference. I've also tried deactivating the various plugins I use, but nothing has solved it.

    It seems strange that one browser sees the updated feed, but another browser doesn't, when they're looking at the same page. Anyone got any clues?

    Cheers,

    Rob.

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Bring up the feed in IE and hit CTRL-F5. Then what happens?

  3. RobLewis100
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Don't worry - that's one of the first things I tried. It's not a cache problem, it's something to do witht he way IE (and the FeedValidator & FeedBurner) are reading the feed, which must be different to Firefox.

    Very strange though, unless I'm missing something obvious. It would be nice for someone who has neve viewed the site before to confirm that there is a problem and it's not just me going mad.

    Rob.

  4. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'll worry - it sure smells like an IE cache issue.

    I viewed in IE, Opera 9 and FF1.5. Saw the same articles in all 3.

    Keep in mind that there's not a "RSS" or xml file laying around waiting to be requested. It is rendered on the fly each time a browser requests it (thus the concern about local/browser caching).

  5. RobLewis100
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OK - so can I ask which was the latest article you saw? Seems like it is not just IE that has the problem, because FeedBurner and FeedValidator see the out of date feeds too.

    Thanks for your help,

    Rob.

  6. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    "Friendly Database Errors In WordPress" appears to be the newest. Which is also what I saw when I went to your site (http://wv4.co.uk/). Sound about right?

  7. RobLewis100
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Crikey, the plot thickens - looks like it's not just the RSS feed that's the problem then. When viewing the site in Firefox 1.5.0.4 the latest post (10th July) is showing - in IE and Opera the previous post shows.

    Does this provide any more clues?

  8. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It tells me we're not looking at the same urls, at a guess!

    What url are you using to see that current post?

  9. RobLewis100
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Right, I've got it - for some reason, the new post has been marked as "private", and must have only been showing in Firefox as I was logged in there.

    I feel stupid now - thanks for all of your help.

    Rob.

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