The IE7 option of unchecking the box in tools/content/settings is no longer working for me, weirdly enough.

Does anyone have any other ideas how I can see the unformatted XML in either IE, FF3, or Chrome? (It seems like there must be a FF plugin, but can't seem to find one)


View source?

Ctrl+U in Firefox

  • view source does not show unformatted xml. It shows unindented code where all of the "<" and ">" are replaced with &Gt blah blah blah. no good, but thanks.
    – ericgr
    Aug 3 '09 at 14:48
  • Works for me... In Firefox.
    – Shog9
    Aug 4 '09 at 0:29

Have you tried viewing the page source?


If view source doesn't do the trick for you, you could install the Fiddler plugin for IE and see the full request / response as raw data. It's a very handy tool- most web developers should install it.

  • Well, its not perfect, but much better. Fiddler still doesn't show me the truly raw xml - like View Source, it is converting the <> into &gt, etc. However, the XML tab did allow me to to see all of the nodes in the xml feed which is what I needed, since most of the nodes don't show up in the formatted version. So...Thanks! Eric
    – ericgr
    Aug 3 '09 at 14:58
  • Most of Fiddler's inspectors show you exactly the bytes flowing across the wire. If you see &gt, that's because that's what's flowing across the wire. The "XML" inspector will do XML-entity decoding.
    – EricLaw -MSFT-
    Aug 3 '09 at 15:03
  • @ericgr: I suspect you're talking about HTML embedded within the RSS. But, that's how RSS works - unlike Atom (which supports namespaced XHTML directly) HTML markup has to be encoded.
    – Shog9
    Aug 4 '09 at 0:30

You could use the Firebug Plugin for FireFox, it will show you everything you ever wanted to know about a document, right down to the POST and GETs and network traffic..

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