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

Norbert Hoeller nhoeller at sinet.ca
Wed May 23 20:03:28 UTC 2007

Jim, sorry about the slow response - I must have missed your post in the 
daily digest.  I am subscribing to the RSS feed.  I have just tested with 
the Atom feed: same " Refresh feed 'xxx' failed with error: Object 
reference not set to an instance of an object" error.  I have no 
extensions installed.  I am testing 'cgi_img_auth.php' to secure access to 
the upload directory. 

I have no problems viewing/formatting or subscribing to the RSS file from 
either Firefox or IE7.  When I use RSSBandit to fetch the RSS feed from a 
TypePad protected weblog, I see TypePad responding with an HTTP 401 error, 
which causes the browser to request username/password credentials.  I have 
to assume RSSBandit knows how to respond to this request.  MediaWiki puts 
up the sign-in page - I suspect RSSBandit thinks it is getting RSS/Atom 
information and gets confused in the process.
        Thanks, Norbert

> A few questions:
> * Are you trying to subscribe to the RSS feed or Atom feed in RSS 
> * What extensions (if any) do you have installed on your wiki?
> -- Jim R. Wilson (jimbojw)

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