Yahoo RSS Reader: I heart Firefox (IE, what IE ?)

I am sure that this is a temporary bug (or even buguette), but I can’t get the new Yahoo RSS Reader to display my feeds on Internet Explorer (V6 with latest patches, both on Windows 2000 and Windows XP) whereas it works great on Firefox. I am all for Firefox but developers should at least test Internet Explorer a little bit :-P.

Yahoo Mail Ff  Yahoo Mail Ie

                   Firefox displays RSS Feeds properly                                     No feeds in IE


  • Kevin Burton

    Didn’t you get the memo? We’re not using IE anymore. :)

  • Herritek

    It’s not a bug, it’s a feature.

  • Ryan Singel

    I can’t get the add RSS feed button to work in FF 1.07, guess that version is deprecated.
    But then again, why all the fuss over the RSS functionality?
    I mean, look at how the mail client scrolls. It’s stinkin’ beautiful (not to mention its a minor AJAX miracle.
    Or the virtual tabs so you can have more than one email message open? Staggeringly good.
    All this talk about Yahoo!’s new mail client and RSS is like someone gave a bunch of car testers a convertible saab and everyone lauds its cupholders…
    Anyhow, didn’t you all read your own memeorandum? RSS readers are dead.

  • Jeremiah Owyang

    Today at the Syndication conference I took a look at the new IE 7, the first feature they said they are looking to accomplish (although it wasn’t on their printed feature list) was security — and lots of it (they said)
    It’s good feeds up the wazoo, just like all the others. the most unique ‘mash’ was that it tied up into the new version of outlook.
    Feeds were displaying in the new outlook, just like emails. It was interesting, as you could forward the feed posts on to others.
    sheesh too easy eh? Forget viewing a blog in a browser, it’s already in your inbox
    Key takeaway: RSS is ubiquitous (or will soon be)

  • Adam Platti

    Hi there, I’m an ex-member of the Yahoo Mail Beta team and I sent them your article. Apparently in IE there are some issues with the character transcodings of Yahoo News feeds from Europe. From your screenshot it looks like you are subscribed to a handfull of French news feeds so we think this is the problem you are experiencing. We hope to have the problem resolved soon. Thanks for your patience.