30 November 2004

MudTest's Validation Report

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Errors:

< feed / info > may not have child elements if type attribute is 'text/html' or 'text/plain'. Ref Ref

Notes:

Atom version 0.3.
< feed / info > should not have mode attribute of xml and type attribute of text/html. Use mode attribute of escaped. Ref Ref

OK, so what exactly is the problem with the feed, and why doesn't it validate?

It would be really nice if there were web-wide reports so that users could look at the errors and figure out "what to do"
- Which line?
- Which blog entry?
- Where does the user look?
- Is there a cross reference?
- Is there a data-dictionary to look this up?

On the other hand, is it something that only google-blogger can fix?

Ref Valid Atom feed.

Or, if other validators say "this is ok," should the user simply not even worry and say, "hay, my feed may be invalid, but it still is getting picked up by the good people at NetNewsWire, Feedster, and Magpie RSS.

NetNewsWire: More news, less junk. Faster

To think that someone might actually develop a validator in an open-source model.
Ref

Errors:

< feed / info > may not have child elements if type attribute is 'text/html' or 'text/plain'. Ref Ref

Notes:

Atom version 0.3.
< feed / info > should not have mode attribute of xml and type attribute of text/html. Use mode attribute of escaped. Ref Ref

OK, so what exactly is the problem with the feed, and why doesn't it validate?

It would be really nice if there were web-wide reports so that users could look at the errors and figure out "what to do"
- Which line?
- Which blog entry?
- Where does the user look?
- Is there a cross reference?
- Is there a data-dictionary to look this up?

On the other hand, is it something that only google-blogger can fix?

Ref Valid Atom feed.

Or, if other validators say "this is ok," should the user simply not even worry and say, "hay, my feed may be invalid, but it still is getting picked up by the good people at NetNewsWire, Feedster, and Magpie RSS.

NetNewsWire: More news, less junk. Faster

To think that someone might actually develop a validator in an open-source model.
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