[More updates from comments.]
[Update: many more results, collected from comments. It looks like nearly every feed reader can handle at least HTTP basic authentication, which is good news for people planning to use RSS and Atom in government or enterprise.]
Here’s the kicker — it’s password-protected, using HTTP basic authentication. The username and password are both “guest”. Can your RSS software or webapp read this feed? Here’s what I’ve tested so far:
- Prompts for a username and password, and stores the password on disk as clear text.
- Reports no feed found. However, will read the RSS file if the username and password are encoded in the URL, i.e.
- Reports a 401 HTTP error (authorization required). Strips the username and password from the URL if they are provided.
Here are results gathered by others and left as comments for this posting:
- Antone Roundy reports success when the configuration line
CarpConf(’basicauth’,'guest:guest’);is included. I am not certain if that line would apply to all feeds, or just to this one.
- Bill de hOra reports success both with this sample and with password-protected https feeds at his workplace.
- Dan Sholler reports success.
- Tim Howland and John Cowan both report success, since Sage uses the browser’s built-in authentication support. M. David Peterson points out that anything built on top of Mozilla/Firefox or MSIE should work.
- Peter Lacey reports success.
- Christof Hoeke reports success.
- Ryan King reports success.
- Roland Kaufmann reports partial success (with the username and password embedded in the URL).
- Robert Sharl reports success (though iTunes reports an error due to the lack of an audio enclosure).
- Rijk van Geijtenbeek reports success.
- KDE Akregator
- Douglas reports success.