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Testing my RSS feed offline

Discussion in 'XML & RSS' started by Seymour Clufley, Nov 16, 2009.

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    I'm new to RSS/XML/XLS and need a way to see the results of the code I'm writing.

    Since it's my first RSS feed, it's pretty simple. An image, a few items, and a linked CSS file. It validates fine in DreamWeaver but that doesn't seem to have a preview function for XML/RSS.

    Unfortunately my "work computer" is not connected to the Internet, so I can't test the feed with an aggregator.

    One thing is, I've got IE8 installed and it can display the feed, but there are problems. The feed's image doesn't appear anywhere, and the linked CSS file is ignored. I don't know if that's a limitation of IE8 or if I've done something wrong.

    Can anyone advise me what to do?
     
    Seymour Clufley, Nov 16, 2009 IP
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    Dear you will have to upload first it on website then check it
     
    gauravkasera, Nov 16, 2009 IP
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    Damn.

    Well, is there any way to preview CSS-styled XML offline? As you might open a local HTML page that calls a local CSS file.
     
    Seymour Clufley, Nov 17, 2009 IP
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    Have you tried firefox?
     
    audoeyop, Nov 18, 2009 IP
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    No, I haven't. I mainly use IE and Chrome, although the FF3 installer is on my HDD.

    I've just googled "xml firefox" and found a few pages listing support improvements in v3. But can you tell me how to actually "use" FireFox to view an XML file? My main concern is an RSS feed. Would I literally point FireFox to the URL for the RSS file, within my local server?
     
    Seymour Clufley, Nov 18, 2009 IP
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    I just directed FireFox to open the file at
    Code (Text):
    1. http://localserver/myfolder/rss_feed.xml
    and it shows, but the CSS styling doesn't appear. Same situation as IE.

    If anyone can help I'd be very grateful.
     
    Seymour Clufley, Nov 20, 2009 IP