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MOSS RSS Viewer Web Part Note

Posted by Steve Pietrek on April 2, 2008

This could be old news and everybody knows it but I was banging my head against the wall. I was attempting to display a stock quote on my client’s site. I found a feed and if I took the Url, pasted it into a browser, and refreshed it, the data would update every 5 minutes or so. I then took the feed and used it in RSS Viewer Web Part and the update would not match the browser – even after I refreshed the page.

Turns out the issue is the OOTB RSS Viewer Web Part has a built in cache interval of 30 minutes. Duh!

Below are three, non-OOTB, RSS Web Parts available: 

Hopefully this saves someone some time.

Thanks to John Ferringer for keeping my sanity.


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Posted by Steve Pietrek on April 2, 2008

“IETester is a free WebBrowser that allows you to have the rendering and javascript engines of IE8 beta 1, IE7 IE 6 and IE5.5 on Vista and XP, as well as the installed IE in the same process.”

Still alpha so there may be some limitations. It seems to work in my Windows Server 2003 VM too but I have not done tons of testing.


Thanks to help.net for the find.

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