24 November 2004

RSS Validators: Inconsistencies in the feedback reports

One validtor says this feed is good, while another says there are problems.

Not all validators are alike.

Would be nice if the validators said the following:

A. Window 1: This is the problem

B. Window 2: These are your options to fix the problem

C. Window 3: If you choose this option, this is how the feed will appear.

D. Window 4: Cut and paste of the corrected HTML to revise the RSS feed.

Then it gives you the option in blogger to update that error and then correct the feed.

Would also be nice if, in blogger, there was an auto-RSS-checker. Although the HTML may be valid, we do not necessarily have a consistently valid feed across aggregators.

Would be nice if blogger recognzied those RSS errors that were "truly errors" that could be fixed in the blog entry.

Also, if there were cases where the RSS-feed [because of an HTML-error], that there was some sort of signaling device before posting that alhgouth the HTML is/is not valid, there is/is not a problem with the RSS feed.

Blogger asks for syndication choice

To be sure, users when they sign-up for blogger have the option to choose whether or not to have their feed synicated; it seems reasonable to assume that the "blog-site" that has a desire to be syndicated also have a mechanism that incorporates an RSS-feed checker to ensure the feed remains valid.

The goal would be to ensure the feed remains valid with each posting, as opposed to a "oh, by the way..." [after posting many messages] that there is a problem way down the line.

Challenge

How to discuss problemtaic feed-code within a blog entry without letting the code interfere with the index, and still retain a valid feed.

pre and code-functions are not working.
One validtor says this feed is good, while another says there are problems.

Not all validators are alike.

Would be nice if the validators said the following:

A. Window 1: This is the problem

B. Window 2: These are your options to fix the problem

C. Window 3: If you choose this option, this is how the feed will appear.

D. Window 4: Cut and paste of the corrected HTML to revise the RSS feed.

Then it gives you the option in blogger to update that error and then correct the feed.

Would also be nice if, in blogger, there was an auto-RSS-checker. Although the HTML may be valid, we do not necessarily have a consistently valid feed across aggregators.

Would be nice if blogger recognzied those RSS errors that were "truly errors" that could be fixed in the blog entry.

Also, if there were cases where the RSS-feed [because of an HTML-error], that there was some sort of signaling device before posting that alhgouth the HTML is/is not valid, there is/is not a problem with the RSS feed.

Blogger asks for syndication choice

To be sure, users when they sign-up for blogger have the option to choose whether or not to have their feed synicated; it seems reasonable to assume that the "blog-site" that has a desire to be syndicated also have a mechanism that incorporates an RSS-feed checker to ensure the feed remains valid.

The goal would be to ensure the feed remains valid with each posting, as opposed to a "oh, by the way..." [after posting many messages] that there is a problem way down the line.

Challenge

How to discuss problemtaic feed-code within a blog entry without letting the code interfere with the index, and still retain a valid feed.

pre and code-functions are not working.
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