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    RSS Subscription Link

    I have a RSS Subscription Link on my site. If you are using firefox and click the link the RSS page shows with no problem. If I'm using IE and click the link, I get the "Do you want to open or save this file" message. Not sure why the RSS page does not show in IE like it does in firefox. I have been searching google for an answer but found nothing.

    Any feedback would be appreciated.

    Here is the RSS link:
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    http://www.filipina-lady.net/index.php?m=blogs&p=crss

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    This is what's supposed to happen, an RSS feed is an XML document not a webpage. Firefox has a built in RSS "prettifier", other browsers don't. What's actually at that URL is your XML document, not the nicely formatted webpage Firefox is showing you. It created that.

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    Thanks

    I just never seen that except on my site. If I look at other sites with a RSS link using IE, it shows the RSS page when you click the subscription link.

    For example:
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    http://download.cnet.com/8300-2007_4-12.xml?tag=contentMain;contentBody
    Isn't the idea for someone to click the RSS link and then they can copy the Link from their browser address window to put in their RSS reader.

    On my site, with IE, when you click the link, you get a popup asking if you want to save the document and it never shows what the RSS link is in the browser window so others can copy and subscribe.

    Sorry, if I seem ignorant, but I thought that was the whole idea of putting a RSS Subscription Link on your site was so others could easily click the link to subscribe or to copy the link from the browser address window to put in their reader.

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    So ya see something special at that CNET page in IE? I just see the raw XML in Chrome. I don't know what's different between your feed and that site's, they both look like XML to me.

    Dunno about you, but when I subscribe to an RSS feed, it's through the built in subscription link in the browser or by entering the website's URL into a feed reader. The feed URL is found through the <link> tag via autodiscovery.

    Maybe it's because you send an application/rss+xml MIME type when the other sends a text/xml?

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    Thanks dan, for your patience. I guess I'm not getting it or not explaining it well. Maybe images will help.

    IMAGE OF MY SITE WHEN USING IE AND CLICKING THE RSS SUBSCRIPTION LINK:



    IMAGE OF DOWNLOAD.COM USING IE AND CLICKING THEIR RSS SUBSCRIPTION LINK:



    I guess what I'm asking is when using IE, I want my site to display the RSS page and the RSS Link in the address window like it does at download.com.

    Do you see something different when clicking my RSS link in IE compared to download.com?

    My link: http://www.filipina-lady.net/index.php?m=blogs&p=crss

    Down link: http://download.cnet.com/8300-2007_4...in;contentBody

    Thanks again for trying to explain. Maybe I will get what you mean this time .

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveeyes View Post
    Do you see something different when clicking my RSS link in IE compared to download.com?
    Your content type: application/rss+xml; charset=utf-8
    Their content type: text/xml;charset=UTF-8
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    Check Content-Type header

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    thanks guys


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