If you automatically want to show the feed xml instead of the feed content in IE, when viewing a RSS feed.

Disable the “Turn on feed reading view” setting.

Tools > Internet Options > Content > Settings > uncheck “Turn on feed reading view”

(after changing the setting, I had to restart IE)

 

For developing ODATA services, this can be handy.

 

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Showing the feed: https://www.roelvanlisdonk.nl/?feed=rss2 will result in:

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>

<rss version="2.0" xmlns:content="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/" xmlns:wfw="http://wellformedweb.org/CommentAPI/" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:sy="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/" xmlns:slash="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/slash/">

<channel>

<title>Knowledgebase</title>

<atom:link href="https://www.roelvanlisdonk.nl/?feed=rss2" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" />

<link>https://www.roelvanlisdonk.nl</link>

<description>Blog on Microsoft SharePoint, C#, BI and PowerPivot</description>

<lastBuildDate>Thu, 24 Jun 2010 09:03:21 +0000</lastBuildDate>

<language>en</language>

<sy:updatePeriod>hourly</sy:updatePeriod>

<sy:updateFrequency>1</sy:updateFrequency>

<generator>http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0</generator>

<item>

<title>Showing and styling items in an ASP .NET 4.0 CheckBoxList using CSS and EF4.0</title>

<link>https://www.roelvanlisdonk.nl/?p=1557</link>

<comments>https://www.roelvanlisdonk.nl/?p=1557#comments</comments>

<pubDate>Thu, 24 Jun 2010 09:01:02 +0000</pubDate>

<dc:creator>Roel van Lisdonk</dc:creator>

<category>

<![CDATA

 

Normally you would see:

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