FIXED [IE11 on WIN8.1Pro/WIN7U 64-bit: broken RSS feeds] - by Kabanos

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ID 795260 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 29
Opened 7/29/2013 4:25:17 AM
Duplicates 805562 807922 808748 Access Restriction Public



{IE11 on WIN8.1Pro/WIN7U 64-bit. About 20% of RSS feeds is broken.

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Posted by Microsoft on 4/4/2016 at 9:02 AM
We've moved! This issue is now being tracked at
Posted by dal987 on 2/7/2014 at 2:04 AM
Hi, After installing IE11 I found all RSS feeds used by freeware Desktop Sidebar refused to update. Thats feeds from BBC, CNN, stocks.. major sites.

Reverting to IE10- all was well.

Win 7 Ult 32 bit English.
Posted by Pidgeot on 2/1/2014 at 9:08 AM
Tumblr feeds still do not work at all - I can work around it by putting it on the Compatibility View list, but otherwise it just shows a small grey square.
Posted by Benhaha on 12/13/2013 at 1:02 PM
Feedburner feeds work for me now. I cannot comment on DanielRose's remaining issues.
Posted by Lionel Fourquaux on 12/12/2013 at 9:03 AM
All the RSS problems in this bug report seem fixed for me. Thanks!
Posted by DanielRose on 12/11/2013 at 12:19 AM
With the latest patch, the Feedburner RSS feeds display correctly. Thank you!

The other issues are not fixed yet, however: (download prompt) (grey box) (download prompt)
Posted by Benhaha on 11/30/2013 at 9:45 AM
I have confirmed that you can fix this with Fiddler by changing the content-type to application/rss+xml.

Be that as it may, the feed works without fiddler in other RSS readers, just not the built-in IE11 one, so I think it is still a bug.

Is anyone reading these?
Posted by Benhaha on 11/26/2013 at 12:18 PM
May also be relevant that it is served as text/xml instead of application/rss+xml

Content-Type:    text/xml: charset=UTF-8
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff

Is anyone reading these?
Posted by Benhaha on 11/24/2013 at 12:34 PM
This appears to occur where a feed sets an xml stylesheet. with the xml-stylesheet processing direction.

<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="/~d/styles/rss2full.xsl"?>

If the user is asking for feed-reading view, the browser should be ignoring that stylesheet.
Posted by Mike Galos on 11/24/2013 at 12:09 PM
More details

IE 11 is not recognized as an RSS reader by Feedburner and it displays as though IE's RSS reader is a web browser rather than a reader. This is likely Google not recognizing IE 11 (whether intentionally or not I'll leave to you)

IE 11 feeds do not work at all on RSS Feeds created by sites (those show up with a single pixel dot) In this case the source shows that it IS sending the normal RSS ATOM stream but IE is not rendering correctly.
Posted by Benhaha on 11/23/2013 at 10:07 AM
See also:
Posted by Adrian Patino on 11/16/2013 at 8:18 AM
I'm not clear if this issue is related or not but on certain sites using FeedBurner (if not all sites), there does not seem to be a way to subscribe to the RSS feed. For example, or appear to restrict subscriptions to particular readers, none of which are IE, as far as I can tell.
Posted by Microsoft on 11/13/2013 at 11:09 AM
Thanks for being patient. We're still looking at this and might target a fix in upcoming updates.
Posted by Kabanos on 11/10/2013 at 10:26 PM
Problem persists in Windows 8.1 Pro - still no solution.
Posted by Olivier PIRLET [MCP] on 11/8/2013 at 9:55 AM
Back to IE 10 until it is fixed then ...
Posted by DanielRose on 11/8/2013 at 12:25 AM
I just installed the RTM version. The bug still is there.
Posted by Kabanos on 11/2/2013 at 6:00 PM
Problem persist in Windows 8.1 Pro.
Posted by Lionel Fourquaux on 10/30/2013 at 10:38 AM
One more way a feed broke in IE11: shows the XML as plain text, instead of the feed view.
Another example of feed that triggers a download prompt in IE11 instead of being displayed:
Posted by KlimaxDanielix on 10/10/2013 at 1:27 PM
Appears that (nearly)all tumblr feeds got broken. Needs fix before full release. (Functionality of built-in function is severely compromised)

Windows 7
Posted by Brian Surowiec on 9/22/2013 at 5:35 PM
Some feeds no longer show their content and instead show a little grey square on the page, such as these:

And some feeds continue to show unread posts even when everything has been read, such as these:

I'm running the latest IE11 preview on Win8.1 but it's been happening since the first release that came out back in June or July.
Posted by DanielRose on 9/20/2013 at 12:58 AM
This is still broken on the Release Preview. The Feedburner feeds are scraped correctly (i.e. they show the number of new posts in the Feeds list), but when opening them, the HTML is displayed. Thus, I have to manually figure out which of those are new, and manually mark the feed as read.
Posted by Caesar1 on 9/19/2013 at 2:10 PM
Can reproduce in IE11/Win 8.1 RTM.
Posted by Microsoft on 9/16/2013 at 10:51 AM
We are activating this bug in connect to track it for consideration in a future release of IE.
Best regards,
The Internet Explorer Team
Posted by Bill Henning [Actipro] on 9/11/2013 at 6:16 AM
Please fix this problem ASAP. I have IE 11 RTM from Windows 8.1 RTM and this update has broken all the RSS syndication functionality for FeedBurner feeds. As mentioned by Lionel, they now only show the HTML page. This should not be "By Design" as it worked in all prior versions of IE! I rely heavily on this working to get news from various web sources.
Posted by DanielRose on 9/9/2013 at 6:39 AM
How can this broken behavior be "By Design"? Or did some overeager person click the wrong button?
Posted by Lionel Fourquaux on 8/9/2013 at 3:51 AM
I can confirm this. There are at least 2 ways RSS feeds are broken in IE11/Win7:
* feeds "powered by FeedBurner" show the HTML page instead of the styled RSS (examples: )
* some feeds cause a download prompt instead of being displayed (example: ).
Posted by Microsoft on 7/29/2013 at 2:13 PM
Thank you for your feedback. We will be investigating this issue further.

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team