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Problem setting up blog RSS feed

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  1. terrysmith
    terrysmith avatar
    11 posts
    15 Nov 2006
    12 Sep 2009
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    I've setup an RSS feed for a blog. This blog is replacing an existing Blogger blog, so it's critical that the feed URL stay the same, i.e. ~/blog/rss.xml

    However, when I try to access the feed I get this ASP.NET error:

    The resource cannot be found.

    Description: HTTP 404. The resource you are looking for (or one of its dependencies) could have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.  Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly.

    Requested URL: /my_app_name_here/blog/rss.xml

    I've deleted it and added it back, and I always get this error.

    Any suggestions?
    Thank you
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
    Ivan Dimitrov avatar
    16072 posts
    12 Sep 2017
    13 Sep 2009
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    Hi terrysmith,

    The built-in RssHttpHandler does not allow you extensions different from rss.ashx . If you want to use the same url you can create custom rss provider. Sample code can be found at Implementing RSS: a Simple RSS Bare-Bones RSS Module

    Sincerely yours,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  3. terrysmith
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    11 posts
    15 Nov 2006
    15 Sep 2009
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    Thank you Ivan,

    I understand the role of an .ashx page, but I think it's a bad design decision to not support out of the box an RSS feed named rss.xml or atom.xml since every blog I know of has a feed named along those lines. Anyone else, like me, trying to migrate an existing blog to your product will undoubtedly lose all of their subscribers.

    To anyone trying to get feeds working, I've found that the extension has to ".rss.ashx" not just ".ashx". That was very confusing to me as well.

    Thank you for your help,

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