WARNING if you're using RSS feeds

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WARNING:

If you're not validating your RSS feeds periodically, you may be making an error. One of my blog articles had an illegal character in it, and this bad character BROKE my RSS feed. It looked fine on-screen in my browser, but feed directories may have found this error to be a fatal one.

Make sure you CHECK your RSS feeds periodically. You can do that for free at:

Feed Validator for Atom and RSS

I'm not affiliated with them, but I do use their tool to check my feeds from time to time. Don't duplicate my error!
#feeds #rss #warning
  • Profile picture of the author bydomino
    This is a great tip! Sounds like a plan with some ice cream later on.

    Kevin
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  • Profile picture of the author Whiplash25
    Thank you so much, turns out mine had a similar issue.
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  • Profile picture of the author dika
    Thanks for the tip. My feeds passed the validation but I have a warning related to Atom.
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    • Profile picture of the author SledgeHammer
      But Feed sites like Feedburner also do feed validation on-the-fly, Right ?
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      • Profile picture of the author hendricius
        Originally Posted by SledgeHammer View Post

        But Feed sites like Feedburner also do feed validation on-the-fly, Right ?
        Yes they do validation too
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
    FYI...

    Found another error in one of my feeds this week, which reminded me that I'd posted this thread some time ago. I figured it was worth mentioning this again, in case others hadn't discovered errors in their own feeds.

    Validate your RSS, people!
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