[Mediawiki-l] "Recent Changes" RSS Feed from a Protected Wiki
wilson.jim.r at gmail.com
Mon May 14 14:34:09 UTC 2007
A few questions:
* Are you trying to subscribe to the RSS feed or Atom feed in RSS Bandit?
* What extensions (if any) do you have installed on your wiki?
-- Jim R. Wilson (jimbojw)
On 5/13/07, Norbert Hoeller <nhoeller at sinet.ca> wrote:
> I have created a Wiki where the user needs to be logged in for both
> reading and editing. I dragged the RSS link on "Recent Changes" to
> RSSBandit (which I have used successfully with username/password protected
> TypePad RSS feeds) and entered my Wiki username/password in the
> authentication dialogue. However, RSSBandit cannot access the feed: I get
> a "General Failure: Refresh feed 'xxx' failed with error: Object
> reference not set to an instance of an object." I am running MediaWiki
> 1.10.0 and RSSBandit 220.127.116.11.
> I was successfully able to add the feed to FireFox Live Bookmarks, because
> I was already logging into the Wiki from Firefox. I suspect that
> RSSBandit knows how to present the username/password to TypePad, since
> TypePad uses the normal Apache protected directory authentication method.
> However, in the case of MediaWiki, RSSBandit would have to login and then
> follow the link back to the original page. Am I on the right track, and
> is there a way I can get around this problem?
> Thanks, Norbert
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