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Joe Friend: <title>Simple things like copy &amp;amp; paste</title>

A month later, and this problem still isn’t fixed.


Surely you have software capable of detecting and correcting this error? ;)

Posted by Robert Sayre at

At the moment, the heuristics that the UFP applies to RSS feeds are not applied to Atom feeds.  Heuristics basically means guessing, and that carries with it the chances of guessing wrong.  As the various RSS specs aren’t clear about this, this is entirely unavoidable.

With Atom, the spec is clear — in fact, automatically “correcting this error” would be an error.

Given that a number of companies and products are either unwilling or unable to make simple fixes, other approaches may be in order.

Posted by Sam Ruby at

Eventually someone will write an atom spec that documents current practice , and then you will be where RSS was in 2002.

Posted by Michael Randall at

Eventually someone will write an atom spec that documents current practice , and then you will be where RSS was in 2002.

You must be new here.

Posted by Mark at

You must be new here.

Nope.  Just another person who doesn’t feel comfortable leaving his real name.

Posted by Sam Ruby at

Another Month

Deja Vu. This problem is important to me because truth be told, specs matter, but only so far as they are followed.  For years, RSS had a validator that happily accepted feeds which were not even well formed XML.  We... [more]

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