Internet Explorer has this option, Turn on feed reading view:

Option for Feed reading view

When unchecked, clicked Atom feeds will show as raw XML.

How can I do the same thing in Firefox?


You could write this in your browser's Internet address bar:

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  • Yes, this works (but without the braces). Example: view-source:https://stackoverflow.com/feeds/tag/forth – Peter Mortensen Sep 25 '17 at 18:35
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    {RSS-FEED-URI} is a placeholder. – DavideDM Jan 16 '18 at 5:57
  • doesn't seem to work anymore :/ – Xerus yesterday
  • which versions of firefox have you? Seems that the new versions doesn't support it.Thank you for the error reporting. – DavideDM yesterday

Try this: Feed Proxy.

It allows you to see the raw feed source.

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  • Thank you for your answer. However, I will need to have my feed be an authenticated feed. Feed Proxy does not allow that. (Also, I was hoping that now that firefox 5 is out that this limitation has been "fixed".) – Vaccano Jul 22 '11 at 18:43
  • Check this: superuser.com/questions/81892/… – TookTheRook Jul 22 '11 at 18:44
  • Alas, this does not give you the xml view. It just shows how to open (or not open in this case) a webfeed in another application. I guess I can just have firefox open in IE, but that seems kind of lame. – Vaccano Jul 22 '11 at 19:31
  • @Vaccano, there seems to be a hack. It is for 2.x though walkernews.net/2007/11/20/… – Reddy Sep 7 '11 at 5:55

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