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Title: was working with iTunes for 20 episode and just stopped - error Invalid XML: Err
Post by: Doug Morneau on November 27, 2017, 07:56:32 pm
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.
Title: Re: was working with iTunes for 20 episode and just stopped - error Invalid XML: Err
Post by: Shawn Thorpe on November 28, 2017, 10:14:05 am
Please provide a link to your show's iTunes Store listing so we can take a look at what's going on.
Title: Re: was working with iTunes for 20 episode and just stopped - error Invalid XML: Err
Post by: Doug Morneau on December 01, 2017, 08:40:34 pm
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.
Title: Re: was working with iTunes for 20 episode and just stopped - error Invalid XML: Err
Post by: Shawn Thorpe on December 01, 2017, 09:17:48 pm
Glad to see you were able to resolve the issue!
Title: Re: was working with iTunes for 20 episode and just stopped - error Invalid XML: Err
Post by: John Hoppin on August 06, 2018, 06:58:47 pm
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/

Title: Re: was working with iTunes for 20 episode and just stopped - error Invalid XML: Err
Post by: Shawn Thorpe on August 06, 2018, 10:34:21 pm
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.
Title: Re: was working with iTunes for 20 episode and just stopped - error Invalid XML: Err
Post by: John Hoppin on August 08, 2018, 01:24:33 pm
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?
Title: Re: was working with iTunes for 20 episode and just stopped - error Invalid XML: Err
Post by: Shawn Thorpe on August 08, 2018, 03:59:38 pm
I ran your feed just now thru a couple validators and everything seems to be fine. The parsing issue is no longer there.
Title: Re: was working with iTunes for 20 episode and just stopped - error Invalid XML: Err
Post by: John Hoppin on August 08, 2018, 04:57:47 pm
Thanks Shawn!!! 8)
Title: Re: was working with iTunes for 20 episode and just stopped - error Invalid XML: Err
Post by: Shawn Thorpe on August 08, 2018, 05:19:35 pm
You're welcome, John!

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