[FIXED] RSS feed fails to validate

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/12/2008 - 06:12
Written by
RaZ

I've got a forum called "V&A" and UseBB does make it an &, which is good for HTML output.

The RSS feed gives me also the HTML encoded output, which fails to validate. RSS should not contain HTML Entities.

According to w3's feed validator that is.

Some RSS parsers fails on HTML encoding in the RSS feed. Other errors (no email in <author> or some missing atomlink don't brake feeds..

Thanks for reporting. This should be fixed. Changes applied in CVS:
- replaced <author /> with <dc:creator />
- added <atom:link /> for self-reference
- all CDATA enclosures were removed
- all data is now in plain text (with hexadecimal entities) except for the item descriptions (escaped HTML)
- added domain attribute to <category>
- now served with application/rss+xml content-type

The RSS feed should now always validate.