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Topic: IE 9 Not recognizing FFA rss.xml
Harold

Replies: 2
Views: 8108

PostForum: Program Support (FFA Win)   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:05 pm   Subject: IE 9 Not recognizing FFA rss.xml
I cannot get IE 9 to see my home page's RSS link. I have no problem with any of the other browsers.

To make sure I had a valid feed I went to Feed Validator and entered my site. Here is the page that came up: http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.consider-the-lilies.org%2Frss.xml

I don't really believe that the rss.xml generated by FFA is incorrect; but since I do have this problem with IE 9 I wonder if the following recommendation is true:

"This feed is valid, but interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendations.

line 36, column 4: Missing atom:link with rel="self" [help]"

If this is a valid recommendation can someone tell me how to make the necessary edit in my rss.xml file; i. e., what is the specific code, please?

Thanks very much.
Topic: Auto-discovery
Harold

Replies: 4
Views: 8807

PostForum: Program Support (FFA Win)   Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 4:33 pm   Subject: Finally!
All right ! I've got auto-discovery working in Safari, IE, and Firefox.


True confessions time: I had made the the same error in the auto-discovery code snippet that I made in my feed. I was pointing the browsers to my SiteMap.htm rather than the rss.xml.

I'm just a slow learner. What threw me was Firefox working fine with the erroneous file being cited.

Anyway, having crossed this final obstacle, I'm ready to tell my email distribution list folks that the Consider-the-Lilies Web Gallery is RSS equipped.

Thanks for your help, FFA technical support.
Topic: Auto-discovery
Harold

Replies: 4
Views: 8807

PostForum: Program Support (FFA Win)   Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 2:31 pm   Subject: Auto-discovery
p. s.

I meant to say also that I run PCP Optimize before testing, which claims it is cleaning out the internet cache, cookies, etc during the optimization, so I think the cache is empty when I try again.
Topic: Auto-discovery
Harold

Replies: 4
Views: 8807

PostForum: Program Support (FFA Win)   Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 2:28 pm   Subject: Auto-discovery
That is interesting. Which browser are you using?

Maybe it has something to do with the settings of my copies of Safari and IE?
Topic: Auto-discovery
Harold

Replies: 4
Views: 8807

PostForum: Program Support (FFA Win)   Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 8:31 pm   Subject: Auto-discovery
Not sure if this is the right forum for this question; maybe it can be moved to a more appropriate area after you look at it.

Thanks to help from Technical Support, I've got my feed performing flawlessly and being read and updated when I add new material. I'm just about ready to tell my mailing distribution list about the site having rss.

I have one problem: Not all the browsers can use the auto-discovery to go to my feed page: Firefox enters the site at the index.html page [ http://www.consider-the-lilies.org/ ], I click on the icon in the browser window and it goes to my rss page.

[http://www.consider-the-lilies.org/SiteMap.htm]

Internet Explorer and Safari give an error message saying they couldn't go to the page Safari says:
"Safari can’t open the page “feed://www.consider-the-lilies.org/SiteMap.htm”. The error was: “unknown error” (CFURLErrorDomain:303)"

Is this a known problem with IE and Safari?

Or do I have something wrong in my coding, but Firefox works?

Below are the lines at the top of my my index.html page, including the auto-discovery link I created using the FFA tool.

If the problem is mine alone, can you tell me what is wrong, please?


<HTML>
<HEAD>

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Consider-the-Lilies Web Gallery" href="http://www.consider-the-lilies.org/SiteMap.htm" />
<meta name="verify-v1" content="rUn0BAesJnjXbg9z4WJEgK2NMTEN+5wA6+2F4L4w96g=" />

Thanks!

Harold
Topic: Atom reference needed
Harold

Replies: 5
Views: 7923

PostForum: Program Support (FFA Win)   Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:46 pm   Subject: Atom reference needed
That was the problem. I've checked in on FeedDemon and Feedreader and it all works now. I'm just going to ignore the interoperability suggestion since the feed works where I want it to work.

Thanks for your help.
Topic: Atom reference needed
Harold

Replies: 5
Views: 7923

PostForum: Program Support (FFA Win)   Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:06 am   Subject: Feed link
Thanks for the response.

I made this feed before I registered; could that be the problem?

Here is the link:

http://www.consider-the-lilies.org/SiteMap.htm/rss.xml

Thanks for your help. I'm completely lost by myself on rss.
Topic: Atom reference needed
Harold

Replies: 5
Views: 7923

PostForum: Program Support (FFA Win)   Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:25 pm   Subject: Atom reference needed
The feed I made from FFA works fine with Firefox Live Bookmarks and the Google reader.

I tried to subscribe to my feed on Feed Demon and it won't accept it. Curious I thought I'd check another validator (http://feedvalidator.org/) and it came back as a valid feed, but with a recommendation.

The complete message follows, but can anyone at FFA confirm the need for adding the ATOM reference. (See BOLD text below.)

Could this be the reason Feed Demon is turning down a "validated" feed?

Thanks.

for Atom and RSS and KML
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Congratulations!

This feed is valid, but interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendations.
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Source: http://www.consider-the-lilies.org/rss.xml

1. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
2. <rss version="2.0">
3. <channel>
4. <title>Consider-the-Lilies Web Gallery</title>
5. <description>The Gallery has new images to see and rooms to visit.</description>
6. <link>http://www.consider-the-lilies.org/SiteMap.htm</link>
7. <docs>http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss</docs>
8. <lastBuildDate>Tue, 22 Apr 2008 09:47:38 -0400</lastBuildDate>
9. <pubDate>Tue, 22 Apr 2008 09:47:17 -0400</pubDate>
10. <generator>FeedForAll v2.0 (2.0.2.9) unlicensed version http://www.feedforall.com</generator>
11. <item>
12. <title>Consider-the-Lilies Web Gallery</title>
13. <description>Web gallery of wildflower, tree, spider, and insect images from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.</description>
14. <link>http://www.consider-the-lilies.org/SiteMap.htm</link>
15. <guid isPermaLink="false">3C86C4AE-14A5-4B0D-BAE6-40800780BE49</guid>
16. ...
Topic: Auto-discovery placement
Harold

Replies: 6
Views: 10356

PostForum: General RSS Discussions   Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:10 pm   Subject: Auto-discovery placement
After a lot of frustration, I came across FeedForAll and used it to produce my first successful feed. All the required elements needed in the rss.xml are produced by the program, pretty much automatically.

Plus there is a validation test to ensure there are no errors in the feed.

The Auto-discovery code also came from their site, too.

Both worked right out of the box. I used the evaluation copy initially, but have since paid for a license, I was that impressed with the whole setup.

I don't have any problem with giving you the code, but it would be particular to my site. I suggest you download the evaluation copy of the program, plug in your info and see if it doesn't get you over the hump.
Topic: Auto-discovery placement
Harold

Replies: 6
Views: 10356

PostForum: General RSS Discussions   Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:17 pm   Subject: Auto-discovery placement
Yes, it is working on three different readers I've set up for testing my feeds. I wish I could help, but this is so new to me that I'm still feeling my way along.

It is the auto-discovery placement that has me puzzled. Can anyone give me guidance re this point? (See the original posting from me.)

Thanks all!
Topic: Auto-discovery placement
Harold

Replies: 6
Views: 10356

PostForum: General RSS Discussions   Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:49 am   Subject: Auto-discovery placement
With your help the other day, I set up my simple feed in the the image directory for my site of nature photos:

http://www.consider-the-lilies.org/SiteMap.htm

I put the auto-discovery code that you provide in this page, also, and see the auto-discovery icon in my browser address bar. It all seems to be working fine. Thank you.

But wanting it to be as effective as I can make it, I wonder:

Would it be better to have the auto-discovery code in my index.html page

http://www.consider-the-lilies.org/

so the auto-discovery would be seen up front?

Or should I put it in all the pages?

Thanks.
Topic: Basic newby questions
Harold

Replies: 5
Views: 9599

PostForum: General RSS Discussions   Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:55 pm   Subject: Basic newby questions
The GUID field, I guess, has the id for the feed. This is more straight forward, at least at my simple level, than I had realized.

So the subscriber's reader will find the newer date of a previously read item file or a brand new item and show it as "new."

So, in the case of my site, for now at least, I keep the same GUID section & any time I add to an existing page or set up a new one for a new flower, I change the date for one previously added or add a new item for a new page in the rss.xml file.

I think I can do that!

This is an interesting area, which I intend to pursue after I get the initial setup debugged and routine in my simple site. I had no idea all this was going on.

Thanks for you help!
Topic: Basic newby questions
Harold

Replies: 5
Views: 9599

PostForum: General RSS Discussions   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:44 pm   Subject: Basic newby questions
Thanks for the explanation; I think I'm catching on. I'm going for the simpler method you suggest, but I'd like to better understand how the syndication process works.

So, a couple of follow-up questions, please:

I guess from what you said that when the subscription starts the reader is actually linking to my url by recording the info in the rss.xml.

A change in the saved date for a given page listed in the feed file is detected as a change and is displayed on the reader.

Is that the way this works?

Does this mean that the subscriber's reader is actually doing the comparison of the dates of the files listed in the rss.xml by searching the root directory on my site?

Thanks for your help.
Topic: Basic newby questions
Harold

Replies: 5
Views: 9599

PostForum: General RSS Discussions   Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:26 pm   Subject: Basic newby questions
I've looked through previous posts and don't think my basic questions have been raised before. So here goes--First a little background:

I have a site of nature photographs, mostly wildflowers, with a separate page or "room" for each variety. I have previously sent an email to visitors to let them know of new photos and rooms.

http://www.consider-the-lilies.org/SiteMap.htm

Just last week I learned of RSS, and decided to give it a try. But because of my mistakes I couldn't get past the strict conventions for validation.
Now, having come across FeedForAll--and am I glad!--, I've produced my first feed.

I located the rss link in the above page in what is essentially a directory of links to each room in the gallery.

I've sent out my first feed as a test and it appeared on my Google reader and live bookmarks in my Firefox browser.

I've some new photos to upload and some updates to previous rooms that I'd like to publicize via rss.

What is the best way to use the rss system to do that: Should I create a new feed for the changed page above?

Should I have a different feed for each new room or updated page?

Or should I have the one feed that comes back to the the site directory above and let subscribers look at links under the "New Rooms & Updates" in the center of the page for what's new?

Does saving a new version of the above page cause rss readers to see the change or do I have to put out a new feed?

All pretty basic, I know, but still puzzling to me.

Thanks for taking time to look at this!
 

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