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Problem with RSS link

  • When I click on the RSS link on my blog’s main page I get a new, empty, browser window opened. If I try to close it another appears. If I try to bring one of my other browser windows to the front, the blank window moves on top of it. The only way I can get rid of the blank browser window is to quit my browser.

    I am using Safari on an Apple PowerBook, but the same happens when using Internet Explorer. When trying this on a PC I get a “Page cannot be displayed” message.

    What am I doing wrong?

    All help gratefully received.


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Just before the title=” line, you will find a “a href=” line and that’s where you will see the “feed:” bit, if you remove it, your links will show up in the browser normally..

The “feed:” bit is a future extention like a mime-type that is supposed to make your browser spawn a RSS Reader for you when you click the link.

The problem is it isn’t widely supported yet. So removing it will make it work for the here and now.


Thanks. I have removed the feed: bits and no longer get the blank window. What I now get is text like this:

” Musings from a Lighting Designer http://www.wowlighting.co.uk/lightingblog Thoughts on developments in the world of lighting design and lighting products Tue, 01 Nov 2005 10:18:38 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v= en Low Energy Lighting “

Is that what is expected?

Moderator James Huff


Yes, your feed appears to be functioning perfectly.

I really appreciate everyones help. Thanks. Can you indulge me with one last question? How do I check that my RSS feed is working correctly? As you can tell, I am a real novice to this!

Moderator James Huff


You can check the validation of your feed here: http://feedvalidator.org/

And, of course, you can always check your feed in an RSS reader, such as RSSOwl: http://www.rssowl.org/

Here are a few helpful articles on RSS:


Can’t thank you all enough.

Many many thanks.


Use Firefox and add the Web Developer extension – easy access to css, xhtml, and feed validators plus LOTS of other useful tools for tweaking pages and checking under the hood.

Where can I get the Web Developer extension from?

Additionally, you can download Flock (another branch of the Mozilla browser like Firefox) and use their integrated RSS reader to view your page.


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