ASP.NET, RSS feeds, Validation, Misconfigured servers and Content-Length

A very frustrating problem! We've had an RSS feed available at www.lowcarboneconomy.com/GetRSS.xml for ages to syndicate our news feed. I monitor it daily using Netvibes to ensure that it's working. The other day, I created a LinkedIn and FriendFeed page for LowCarbonEconomy.com and neither would accept the RSS feed.

So, W3 validator to the rescue again. Or not. I got a 'misconfigured server' error. I couldn't find any info on this via Google, so tried a different validator. This time, I got a couple of warnings, but a valid feed result 🙂

So, to cut a long story short, I narrowed it down to some kind of HTTP Header or compression problem and asked Andre to check it out. I'll leave him to pick up the story: http://drayblog.gotdns.com/...

(SPOILER: In case his blog goes offline, it's all about IIS compression and setting a Content-Length in the header to avoid chunked compression by turning the content from dynamic into static)


Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Buzz this!


Printed from: http://www.divydovy.com/2009/05/aspnet-rss-feeds-validation-misconfigured-servers-and-content-length/. © divydovy 2017

Leave a Reply