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sr #107991: What's wrong with the atom feed?

Submitted by:  Torsten Mueller <muellerto>
Submitted on:  Wed 21 Mar 2012 08:17:49 AM UTC  
Category:  Savannah website Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  None
Assigned to:  John Schmidt <johnschmidt4> Operating System:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed

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Sat 10 Aug 2013 08:13:24 AM UTC, comment #2:

I have a working solution for this problem. Especially most feed readers read this feed correctly. But displaying this Atom feed on a web page is still not easy. May be this is not your problem but the problem of 3rd party software.

Think you can close this issue as long as nobody else has this problem.

Torsten Mueller <muellerto>
Fri 09 Aug 2013 08:47:44 PM UTC, comment #1:

Is this still needed, or did you find a workaround?

John Schmidt <johnschmidt4>In charge of this item.
Wed 21 Mar 2012 08:17:49 AM UTC, original submission:

I used my project's news feed ...

... on a web page. For this I transformed the five last items of the atom feed into HTML using an online service called "RSS to JScript" (see This worked for a long time but now it's broken somehow.

I tried a lot. I can see the feed using firefox and seamonkey. Google reader works well. They don't seem to have any difficulties. Also RSSowl shows the items correctly.

But many other tools, especially dumb scripts, show a lot of problems with that feed now. Some validator services tell me the feed or the feed's address is not valid. Even the Feed Widget on can't handle this feed at all which is very, very suspicious. What's the reason for this?

Additional question #1: would it be possible to generate an additional RSS feed? I think many of these services and PHP, ASP and JScript scripts just don't support Atom 1.0 very well, but older formats.

Additional question #2: does anybody know a better way to display the contents of this feed on a HTML web page? (PHP is forbidden)

Torsten Mueller <muellerto>


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