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seif

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(Serious) podcast uploading error
« on: August 11, 2015, 08:02:36 am »
Hi,  >:( :(

I've been uploading 35 podcast episodes without any problem at all.

However, this episode showed some error since it's not being loaded into the Podcaster app.

I tried to validate the feed and it says I have some XML parsing errors.

http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fankisundin.se%2Ffeed%2Fpodcast%2F

I have no idea what might have caused this error or even how to solve it.

I'm kinda in panic cause my client who is the podcast host is not very happy about this.

Hope someone has an answer for this! I'd so much appreciate your help!

/Seif

seif

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Re: (Serious) podcast uploading error
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2015, 08:27:19 am »
Hi,

It's solved now. The XML Parsing error was pointed towards the first paragraph in my shownotes. All I did was to remove the <strong> </strong> text that was being used in one word in the sentence AND removing the uploaded image and re-linking to it. The image is the podcast image that was on the server and has been used many, many times before.

What could have triggered the error? :S

/Seif

angelo

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Re: (Serious) podcast uploading error
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2015, 03:24:26 pm »
Without seeing the feed when it had the error I can only speculate that the problem was caused by something else.

HTML in the show notes is acceptable, simply removing it should not have caused this issue. HTML markup will get encoded so it does not cause problems as you are reporting.

I caution relying on FeedValidator.org. That service has not updated in years. It will mark feeds as invalid when they technically are valid, they are just not valid in the way FeedValidator.org expects them. For example, if you use any of the new iTunes tags in the RSS like <itunes:order>, FeedValidator.org will fail. Feeds that are hosted via HTTPS will also fail on FeedValidator.org. There is currently no feed validating service that I recommend as none of them have been keeping up to latest standards and trends in recent years. The best one currently is www.castfeedvalidator.org, but it also does not handle https:// URLs correctly.

The best way to know if a feed is valid and working is to manually subscribe to it in iTunes desktop.