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  • agitainment


    Hi, there.

    I have been getting sporadic errors with my RSS feeds using both my own theme and the default Kakumei theme on the latest installation of bbPress.

    Sometimes when I hit the various RSS links, the following error comes up on a new page followed by a listing of the document tree:

    “This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.”

    Usually, when I hit the back button on my browser and try the feed button again, it works fine.

    Any idea what’s going on here and how to fix it?


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  • chrishajer


    Please post a link to the feeds that are not working.

    Is this your forum?

    I was able to get a proper feed for everything there, never a document tree. If you want to validate specific feeds, you can go here:



    Thanks, chrishajer. That is indeed my forum. I’ll try validating the feeds and see what happens.




    Hey, there.

    Well I finally got around to validating my feeds. They do in fact validate, but I’m still getting the document tree intermittently on Firefox 3.0.3 for Mac OSX. I don’t seem to be having a similar problem on Safari (though I haven’t tested it as extensively). Here’s the output for the feed at

    <!– generator=”bbPress” –>

    <rss version=”2.0″>



    Agitainment Forum: Forum: Stan and Jess – Recent Posts



    <description>Pulse-Pounding Agitainment Letters-Page and Forum!</description>


    <pubDate>Sun, 02 Nov 2008 17:36:29 +0000</pubDate>


    <title>admin on “Stan and Jess is on the way!”</title>



    <pubDate>Wed, 22 Oct 2008 22:57:57 +0000</pubDate>


    <guid isPermaLink=”false”>30@</guid>


    <p>If you haven’t already been to, there is currently a place-holder cartoon on the site. Rest assured, the real cartoon is coming soon and will be updating weekly. I’ll be sure to let you all know when I roll out the first strips.






    As I mentioned before, if I page back on the browser and hit the feed again, it usually works.

    Is it possible this is a Firefox issue?

    Any ideas?

    Wow, that’s very weird. Using Firefox3/Mac as well I can make it work by holding down shift on refresh. It’s almost like a caching issue.

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