Author Topic: was working with iTunes for 20 episode and just stopped - error Invalid XML: Err  (Read 634 times)

Doug Morneau

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Itune is showing this error - Invalid XML: Error on line 56: An invalid XML character (Unicode: 0xc) was found in the element content of the document.

The podcast has loaded fine and without issue for the last 20+ episode.  Last Thursday it stopped loading to iTunes.

Itunes reporting this error.

Invalid XML: Error on line 56: An invalid XML character (Unicode: 0xc) was found in the element content of the document.

Shawn Thorpe

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Please provide a link to your show's iTunes Store listing so we can take a look at what's going on.

Doug Morneau

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now resolved thank you.

not sure what changed

used http://castfeedvalidator.com/ to validate, there was an unknown character in the content that was causing the error. I reformated the line that has it and that fixed it.

Shawn Thorpe

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Glad to see you were able to resolve the issue!

John Hoppin

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i'm having a similar problem but don't know what to do
" Error parsing feed: Invalid XML: Error on line 163: An invalid XML character (Unicode: 0xc) was found in the element content of the document. "

http://castfeedvalidator.com/?url=https://whatsthematterwithme.org/feed/podcast/


Shawn Thorpe

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John - something in the text of this post on your site:
https://whatsthematterwithme.org/2018/07/27/thedisabilitytrap/

Is creating a parsing error and causing your feed to break. Are you copying/pasting your post text in from an external application like Word or Google Docs? If so, that may be carrying over "hidden" markup code that's creating the problem. If so, convert the text to Plain Text before copying or just manually type the text into the WordPress post editor.

John Hoppin

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Hi Shawn,
Thanks for your response.  I remade the post by using the classic editor, c&p the contents of the visual editor into the text editor, switching back to the visual editor and adding back in the formatting & links.  still my feed is invalid.  any ideas?

Shawn Thorpe

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I ran your feed just now thru a couple validators and everything seems to be fine. The parsing issue is no longer there.

John Hoppin

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Thanks Shawn!!! 8)

Shawn Thorpe

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You're welcome, John!

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