SharePoint 2013 Executing REST API on the browser

SharePoint 2013 provides REST API via _api/web interface. You can try it out in your browser by typing http://{your site}/_api/web

However if you are using IE, you get a nasty reply that looks like below screenshot

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Basically IE comes with a feed reader that doesn’t render the REST feed properly. You can turn off this reader by going to Internet Options –> Content then click on Settings under Feeds and Web Slices section. Make sure Turn on feed reading view is unchecked

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Then restart IE and see your REST call renders nicely on IE

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