IE7 RSS sort order defaulting to REVERSE Chronological Order

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by mebrown998, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. mebrown998

    mebrown998 Guest

    I am using IE7 to view a calendar of events generated by Helios Calendar
    1.3.1. Events are loaded, then the user can click to view (via RSS) a list
    of all matching events. When I view this feed in IE7, the list comes out in
    reverse order by default and I must click the "Sort By: Date" button to get
    it to show up normally.

    When I "View Source" on the same page, I see that the order of the list is
    correct (Ascending chronologically), and that it is just IE7 that orders it
    differently. Is there a way that I can change this default behavior through
    options? If not, can I pass information on the URL to get IE7 to order

    I can provide the URL of the list I am trying to view if you need. Firefox
    shows the list correctly. I do not know how other browsers show the page.
    mebrown998, Sep 29, 2008
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  2. mebrown998 wrote on Mon, 29 Sep 2008 11:59:04 -0700:
    IE sorts in reverse chronological order because the assumption is that newer
    items should be at the top.

    If you want to have the RSS feed sorted by the order in which they are in
    the source, you can add

    <cf:treatAs xmlns:cf="">list</cf:treatAs>

    in the channel node. This is a Simple List Extension. However, this will
    cause the RSS reader in IE to discard cached items - the feed is treated as
    a list, which means that it has only the data that should be shown and is
    not to be added to an existing cached data the reader already has.
    Daniel Crichton, Sep 30, 2008
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  3. mebrown998

    mebrown998 Guest

    Dan, thanks!!! That worked the very first try. I appreciate your help!
    mebrown998, Sep 30, 2008
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