I posted in the php forum but can not get a definitive answer (http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=295840)
The crux of the matter is this, on Pear's XML_RSS documentation, it says that if your allow_url_fopen=Off, then ini_set it to 1:
I figure these Pear guys know what their talking about so I have tried it every which way but loose.
Some people in the forum say it can't be done from code.
What do you advanced PHP users say? (I have spent most of the day on this because I am trying to avoid permenently setting it to On)