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At tardis:Doctor Who Wiki we have an RSS newsfeed in the right column that seems to have been hit for six by either the HTML 5.0 or MW 1.19 upgrade. Has the <rss> HTML command been deprecated? Are there other little changes that may have occurred to make RSS feeds stop? Anyone got a working RSS feed going on their wiki? czechout@fandom    fly tardis  <span style="">20:10: Mon 13 Aug 2012 

Can confirm this, feed embedding broken on 1.19 wikis.--PedroM (talk) 20:41, August 14, 2012 (UTC)
staff needed then. czechout@fandom    fly tardis  <span style="">07:16: Wed 15 Aug 2012 
What was the URL that you were putting in the <rss> tags? I'd like to explore this a bit more and get a bug filed -- this is quite timely since I was about to revise the Help:RSS2Wiki page. Feel free to set up the feed on a test page on the Community Test Wiki and we can work on this there. BertH @fandom (help forum | blog) 23:50, August 23, 2012 (UTC)
Hey, Bert. Thanks for responding. I sent in a bug report after reading Help:RSS2Wiki and realising that my syntax was still correct according to that help file. Tim Collins responded with the fix of adding charset=UTF-8 as a parameter on <rss>. Happily, the feed now works.
I dunno if this means that the help file needs to be re-written to emphasize the need to add the charset defintion. But I do know that our feed had been working fine up to the point of the MW 1.19 upgrade — and we never needed to define the charset. It's a bit of a headscratcher to me why we'd need to define the charset anyway, since the feed is in English.
I suspect Staff might want to dig a little deeper to see if it's simply a requirement to add the charset parameter. If so, you'll probably want to change the help file to reflect this new need. czechout@fandom    fly tardis  <span style="">01:21: Fri 24 Aug 2012 

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