"wrong" mime type for RSS feed (2.5 Kubrick) (3 posts)

  1. jbenni
    Posted 7 years ago #

    A reader using Thunderbird was having difficulty getting the RSS feed to work. The problem seems to have been on his end and was resolved without a good explanation.

    But during the debugging process he validated WP's RSS feed with http://feedvalidator.org/. Feedvalidator approved the RSS feed, but issued the following recommendation: Feeds should not be served with the "text/html" media type

    It does seem that application/rss+xml is now the preferred mime type.

    1. What can I do to change the mime type for RSS now?
    2. Shouldn't a code fix be made to do this for everyone?

    I don't think this issue is specific to my site, but I'd be happy to post my URL if that helps. I'm using Kubrick in 2.5.

    Thanks, and press on!

  2. jbenni
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I was happy to find this fixed in Ticket #4697.

    press on!

  3. jbenni
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I got another report of invalid RSS feed from a user who uses Thunderbird. When I check my RSS feed at Feedvalidator, it validates but issues a warning/recommendation:

    This feed is valid, but interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendations.
    Feeds should not be served with the "text/html" media type

    What is the expected Mime type for WP RSS 2.7.1? And if it isn't 'application/rss+xml', is there a reason?


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