Dashboard RSS errors not handled well
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The Dashboard RSS items do not handle errors very well.
For example, Upon an error occuring in fetching the Feed, The Feed URL will be set to 'Error: could not find an RSS or ATOM feed at that URL.' with no feedback to the UI that an error has occured (other than that its blank).
It appears that the main cause for the error in my case, was the magpie fetch time limit of 2 seconds being too slow for my connection, increasing it to 10 allows it to fetch the entire RSS feed, but that is hopefully only a issue on home-hosted installs.
dump of the widget_options:
'dashboard_secondary' => array 'title' => string 'Other WordPress News' (length=20) 'url' => string 'Error: could not find an RSS or ATOM feed at that URL.' (length=54) 'link' => string '' (length=0) 'items' => int 15 'error' => string 'Error in RSS 0' (length=14) 'show_summary' => int 1 'show_author' => int 1 'show_date' => int 1