Blog doesn't work with Firefox Live Bookmark

Asked by Charles Petrie on 2006-09-13

My blog at http://www-cdr.stanford.edu/~petrie/weirdviews/
has an index.rss that has been validated
but doesn't work with Firefox's Live Bookmarks.

It can be subscribed to but I always get the
message "Live Bookmark feed-failed to load"
when I try to access it later.

Does anyone have a clue about why this happens please?

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2006-09-13
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2006-09-15
Dean Sas (dsas) said : #1

What did you validate it with? There's no DTD so it's not a valid XML document.

I validated it using this command:
xmllint --noout --xinclude --noent --postvalid index.rss

This checks for XML conformity which must be achieved in order to be a valid RSS document.

I think your Link element is incorrect.

You have:

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml"
    title="Wierd Views RSS" href="/index.rss">

Every version I have seen requires a fully qualified href element.

So it should be something like:
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml"
    title="Wierd Views RSS" href="http://www-cdr.stanford.edu/~petrie/weirdviews/index.rss">

See if that works.

I hope this helps.

Good Luck.

Jim Jones

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