Internet Explorer 7 and RSS

Posted on Sunday, Feb 12 2006 @ 00:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
IE Blog has a new article on how IE7 detects RSS feeds in webpages:
Well, feed auto-discovery works in a very simple way. Instead of trying guess the intent of the publisher and trying to figure out whether there's an little orange (or blue, or burnt sienna, for that matter) icon, IE will look for a specific "link" element in the HTML of the page that needs to be added by the publisher. We have published a short guide to what we're looking for here: http://blogs.msdn.com/rssteam/articles/PublishersGuide.aspx.

So, if a page doesn't have that "link" element, then IE7 won't detect the feed. Most sites that have RSS or Atom support include this element, but some haven't gotten around to it yet. So, if you find one, be sure to send them the link to the guide above.
You can check it out over here.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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