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RSS Feed gives : "RSS Id incorrect:"

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Is there something I am doing wrong? I have deleted and re-created the feed (Got a new ID, but can not seem to display the feed in my WiKi...


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more on this:

The RSS feed I want is:


Can anybody help?

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Thank you Darkbee!

How did you get onto the % code? Is there a web-page where I can find these codes?

Again, thank you very much. It is most appreciated.
Aubrey Kloppers
(From a Sunny South Africa - Cape Town)

posts: 289 United States

Well, first of all, I've had some trouble with RSS feeds myself in the past and the problem typically lies with the URL not being in a "friendly" format. I noticed the square brackets in your URL and suspected that was the problem, so I simply replaced them with % codes. Poof, that did the trick.

The % codes are URL encoding strings, which you can manually replace certain "illegal" characters found within a URL with the percent codes yourself. A common percent code is %20 which represents a space. Note that most browsers will quite happily let you put in "illegal" characters but sometimes they will not be handled gracefully.

An easier method is to add the RSS feed to your favorite reader such as Google Reader and then view the URL that the reader uses. (Usually it will convert the URL for you.) wink

Happy to help!
Darren AKA Darkbee
(From the nowhere near as sunny (or warm) northern United States.)