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Chrome just shows text on properly formed RSS pages. Browse over to

for example. Firefox and Explorer show the same page in a human friendly format.

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I discovered doing QA on my site's RSS feeds. There are versions of RSS feeds out there that do render properly in Chrome-- the NY Times feeds for example. I haven't investigated reason for the difference, hoping someone would know... – DC Coder Jul 24 '09 at 1:01
right click -> view source, until they fix it. – hyperslug Jul 26 '09 at 2:09

RSS feeds are planned for chromium/chrome. There is a bug in the chromium bug tracker for this. It looks like this isn't anything that they are in a real hurry on (the bug has been open for over a year). Of course, the alternative is to write it yourself and submit a patch. If it can get past codereview, you can get most anything in to the main repository.

EDIT: Looks like that bug has now been closed and the official answer is to use this extension.

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"356 people starred this issue..." 357 now. – hyperslug Jul 26 '09 at 7:20

There are some bookmarklets over at

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Displaying XML in Chrome Browser

The author of the above post created a Google Chrome extension (for the dev channel version only right now) that will render XML (e.g., RSS) into a tree like view, ala Firefox and IE.

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It's probably by design. It just means support for the RSS format was not designed into Chrome.

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RSS is not a protocol. – whitequark Aug 19 '10 at 14:02
@whitequerk: you're right, it's not a protocol, it's a format but for all intents and purposes the answer was correct in essence. – Miky Dinescu May 25 '11 at 20:32

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