Help with this feed..

style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> href="">Hillel points out href="">a cool site making fun of bad design… I
find so many parallels in these kind of design issues and API design. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> Anyway, I was excited to see that the
site offers Xml Syndication, which I assumed was an RSS feed, but it is not.. in
a an “rdf” file… which looks like some type of Xml, but SharpReader doesn’t seem
to understand it… href="">
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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Any suggestions on how I can
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Comments (10)

  1. RSS Bandit can subscribe to it fine and the feed validator says it’s valid so I suggest sending a bug report to Luke.

  2. In a quick visual inspection, it appears to be an RSS 1.0 feed, which is based on RDF.

  3. I dragged the link you posted into the address bar in SharpReader and it worked fine for me.

  4. As Dare said, RSSBandit ( can read it fine.
    I’ve used both and have to say, RSSBandit wins by quite some way.
    Sharpreader has a few small advantages – but nothing you can’t live without.

    I’d like to get a week off work, just to help out on the RssBandit bandit project-

    Do employers ever offer such a thing as OpenSourceLeave?

  5. John says:

    Worked fine in SharpReader for me – maybe you need the latest version?

  6. Anand says:

    RDF is RSS 1.0. Sharpreader handles it well as Typepad by default offers RDF and I use typepad for my blog…:-)

    You can write your own extention to typepad to generate rss 2.0, which I have done, but then you need to be an typepad pro account for that…

  7. Kevin Daly says:

    As others have said, it’s RSS 1.0 (guess why hardly anybody uses RSS 1.0).
    This probably isn’t helpful, but Syndirella ( handles it without even mentioning the barbarity of the format.
    I knew there was some reason why I put up with its idiosyncracies (that, and it’s written in C# and I can fiddle with it).

  8. R says:

    SharpReader adds this fine. Maybe it was just generating a bad feed at the time, give it another try …

  9. Brad Abrams says:

    Ahh — must have just been a bad feed at the time — it seems to work now… thanks for the help!

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