[Mediawiki-l] "Recent Changes" RSS Feed from a Protected Wiki

Jim Wilson 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 1.5.0.10.
>
> 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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