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Finer points of serving feeds

Kevin Railsback: As InfoWorld's CTO, Chad Dickerson, posted here, InfoWorld has been noticing a lot of congestion at the top of the hour when thousands of RSS clients all hit our servers simultaneously to check for updated feeds. We've done a number of things to alleviate this

Excellent!  Kevin, since you have popped the hood anyway, here are a few things to consider:

The feedvalidator doesn't currently provide this level of feedback as it was thought that providing too much information would cause people to see the issues reported as non-problems (all of items mentioned above are legal, at least until the first non-ASCII character is encountered) and ignore more important issues.

Perhaps the feedvalidator should have a separate interface, or perhaps even a checkbox, which would enable this level of information to be included.