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IE7 Subscribed RSS Feed not showing properly compared to unsubscribed RRS feed

  • Question

  • Here’s my problem. So I’ve created and XML file for an RSS feed for a site. I go to the XML page and in IE7 it shows all of the feeds that I’ve put into the XML file. Now when I “subscribe” to the feed, it only shows a few of them. For each item, it gets it’s own pubdate and they are all different and in chronological order (most recent first). I also have a lastbuilddate in the main area at the top. It’s updated about once a week, and each update might have about 7 to 10 entries at one time (all with different pubdate).

    The only thing I can think of that might be causing it is that when the feed is updated it takes the latest one for that update time (for instance lets say I had 7 feed items that I put up a week ago, each feed item’s pubdate being maybe a minute apart. Then this week I put up 10, each feed item having a pubdate being a minute or two apart as well. Maybe when I’ve ‘subscribed’ it is only pulling the latest one from last week and the latest one from this week.). below is an example of the coding.

    Thanks for any help in advance.


    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <rss version="2.0">
       <channel>
          <title>….TITLE…..</title>
          <link>………link……</link>
          <description>….some description……</description>
          <language>en-us</language>
          <lastBuildDate>Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:46:30 GMT</lastBuildDate>

        <item>
             <title>TITLE 1</title>
             <link>………..some link….</link>
             <description>………….some description………….</description>
             <pubDate>Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:46:30 GMT</pubDate>
          </item>

        <item>
             <title>TITLE 2</title>
             <link>………..some link….</link>
             <description>………….some description………….</description>
             <pubDate>Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:45:57 GMT</pubDate>
          </item>

        <item>
             <title>TITLE 3</title>
             <link>………..some link….</link>
             <description>………….some description………….</description>
             <pubDate>Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:45:32 GMT</pubDate>
          </item>

        <item>
             <title>TITLE 4</title>
             <link>………..some link….</link>
             <description>………….some description………….</description>
             <pubDate>Thu, 12 Jun 2008 11:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
          </item>

        <item>
             <title>TITLE 5</title>
             <link>………..some link….</link>
             <description>………….some description………….</description>
             <pubDate>Thu, 5 Jun 2008 13:48:20 GMT</pubDate>
          </item>

        <item>
             <title>TITLE 6</title>
             <link>………..some link….</link>
             <description>………….some description………….</description>
             <pubDate>Thu, 5 Jun 2008 13:47:28 GMT</pubDate>
          </item>
       </channel>
    </rss>

    Thursday, June 19, 2008 4:19 PM

Answers

  • Each of the <item> I was using the same link, due to the fact that I had to put the landing page for all of them since it wouldn't accept each individual's own page (didn't seem to like the links being linked to database dynamic page .asp?=xxxx). Used the CDATA for the links and description so I could link to the actual article, not just a general landing page of all of the stories/articles. Don't think I really needed to use the CDATA for the description, but this gave me the capabilities to use html coding.

     

    See below of "before" and "after". Hope this helps.

     

    BEFORE:

     

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <rss version="2.0">
       <channel>
          <title>….TITLE…..</title>
          <link>http://www.mydomain.com</link>
          <description>….some description……</description>
          <language>en-us</language>
          <lastBuildDate>Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:46:30 GMT</lastBuildDate>

        <item>
             <title>TITLE 1</title>
             <link>http://www.mydomain.com/story.asp</link>
             <description>………….some description………….</description>
             <pubDate>Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:46:30 GMT</pubDate>
          </item>

        <item>
             <title>TITLE 2</title> 
             <link>http://www.mydomain.com/story.asp</link>
             <description>………….some description………….</description>

              <pubDate>Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:45:57 GMT</pubDate>
          </item>

     

       </channel>
    </rss>

     

    -------------------------------------------------------------

    AFTER:

     

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <rss version="2.0">
       <channel>
          <title>….TITLE…..</title>
          <link>http://www.mydomain.com</link>
          <description>….some description……</description>
          <language>en-us</language>
          <lastBuildDate>Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:46:30 GMT</lastBuildDate>

        <item>
             <title>TITLE 1</title>
             <link><![CDATA[http://www.mydomain.com/story.asp?=1]]></link>
             <description> <![CDATA[ <p>....story 1 description.......</p>  ]]></description>
             <pubDate>Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:46:30 GMT</pubDate>
          </item>

        <item>
             <title>TITLE 2</title> 
             <link><![CDATA[http://www.mydomain.com/story.asp?=2]]></link>
             <description> <![CDATA[ <p>.........story 2 description.......</p>  ]]></description>

              <pubDate>Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:45:57 GMT</pubDate>
          </item>

     

       </channel>
    </rss>

    Monday, July 14, 2008 1:19 AM

All replies

  • figured out.

     

    Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:23 AM
  • can you tell me how you figured it out? i have the same problem
    Sunday, July 13, 2008 5:22 AM
  • Each of the <item> I was using the same link, due to the fact that I had to put the landing page for all of them since it wouldn't accept each individual's own page (didn't seem to like the links being linked to database dynamic page .asp?=xxxx). Used the CDATA for the links and description so I could link to the actual article, not just a general landing page of all of the stories/articles. Don't think I really needed to use the CDATA for the description, but this gave me the capabilities to use html coding.

     

    See below of "before" and "after". Hope this helps.

     

    BEFORE:

     

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <rss version="2.0">
       <channel>
          <title>….TITLE…..</title>
          <link>http://www.mydomain.com</link>
          <description>….some description……</description>
          <language>en-us</language>
          <lastBuildDate>Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:46:30 GMT</lastBuildDate>

        <item>
             <title>TITLE 1</title>
             <link>http://www.mydomain.com/story.asp</link>
             <description>………….some description………….</description>
             <pubDate>Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:46:30 GMT</pubDate>
          </item>

        <item>
             <title>TITLE 2</title> 
             <link>http://www.mydomain.com/story.asp</link>
             <description>………….some description………….</description>

              <pubDate>Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:45:57 GMT</pubDate>
          </item>

     

       </channel>
    </rss>

     

    -------------------------------------------------------------

    AFTER:

     

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <rss version="2.0">
       <channel>
          <title>….TITLE…..</title>
          <link>http://www.mydomain.com</link>
          <description>….some description……</description>
          <language>en-us</language>
          <lastBuildDate>Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:46:30 GMT</lastBuildDate>

        <item>
             <title>TITLE 1</title>
             <link><![CDATA[http://www.mydomain.com/story.asp?=1]]></link>
             <description> <![CDATA[ <p>....story 1 description.......</p>  ]]></description>
             <pubDate>Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:46:30 GMT</pubDate>
          </item>

        <item>
             <title>TITLE 2</title> 
             <link><![CDATA[http://www.mydomain.com/story.asp?=2]]></link>
             <description> <![CDATA[ <p>.........story 2 description.......</p>  ]]></description>

              <pubDate>Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:45:57 GMT</pubDate>
          </item>

     

       </channel>
    </rss>

    Monday, July 14, 2008 1:19 AM