php - Unable to submit feed in sites like friendfeed and feedage


I am trying to submit this feed "" in sites like friendfeed and feedage but they are showing errors like 404 and feed cannot be downloaded.

I have verified my feed using and it is validated.

Also I am using wordpress and the xml file for the feed is dynamically generated by rss plugin.

So, any ideas??Help.




What a funny issue.

First of all, we've tried to get your feed usingwget (which can be the tool chosen by those feed sites for the task). Unfortunately, that leaded to a 404.

~  wget 
--2012-06-26 22:37:47--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2012-06-26 22:37:48 ERROR 404: Not Found.

However, we've succeed with a regular browser or evencurl.

~ curl  -v
* About to connect() to port 80 (#0)
*   Trying connected
> GET /feed/ HTTP/1.1
> User-Agent: curl/7.22.0 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) libcurl/7.22.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/  libidn/1.23 librtmp/2.3
> Host:
> Accept: */*
< HTTP/1.1 200 OK

The only real difference between them, is theuser-agent string. So, what happens if we trywget again, with anotheruser-agent string?

wget -U "Y U HATE ME"  -v 
--2012-06-26 22:45:05--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK

It seems that your Apache does not fall in love with wget ;). I suggest you take a look in your config files if Apache distinguishes user-agents.




Might be there is some issue with your .htaccess.. not sure though.. but here is what you can do..

Go to and burn your feed over there and it will give another feed URL. Just use it.

Hope that helps. Tried with your feed URL for feedburner and it worked ;)

Hope i get the +50 ;)




It looks like your feed's type is Atom so it could be that Friendfeed and Feedage erroneously try to interprete it as RSS. For a quick test try which is an online atom to rss converter and see if sending feed in RSS format solves the problem.

Furthermore on you get a warning on line 33 for the object tag. Try temporarily removing it and see if it affects friendfeed and/or feedage.

Also check for a quick overview/reference of the differences between RSS and Atom. Especially the part mentioning 'Atom 1.0 in basic form is widely supported. Many aggregators fail on feeds that do not resemble the structure of an RSS 2.0 feed closely.'




Try to set "application/atom+xml" as content type, rather than text/xml

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