Timeout (505) error for a RSS feed

#1

The RSS feed at:

http://www.dnjournal.com/rss.xml

continually gets a " Timeout (505)" error, for months now. I checked it via the validator at:

https://validator.w3.org/feed/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dnjournal.com%2Frss.xml

and it comes back as valid (albeit with one warning).

A 505 error code is generated with a HTTP version is not supported, see:

https://httpstatuses.com/505

Is that due to a setting or incompatibility at NewsBlur’s end, via it’s crawler? I can read the RSS feed with my browser, so it is viewable (as was the case with the validator).

#2

Searching through the archives, it seems others have had this issue in the past, but it was due to very long RSS feeds that took more than 20 seconds to load/process. That’s not the case here, as it’s short, and is processed quickly by the W3C feed validator.

#3

I’m about to launch a huge backend upgrade (python 2.7 to 3.8) and it will inevitably fix a bunch of issues like this. I think it’ll take me another month but once it launches and this is still happening, let me know. I have a feeling this upgrade will create a whole host of issues and I’ll finally be able to knock them out.

#4

Will do. Thanks for the update.