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[resolved] Invalid Line in RSS Feed? (6 posts)

  1. Servant
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Every news reader I've tried yields an error trying to process the feed from http://logoswalk.com/journal/wp-rss2.php. When they send it through feedvalidator.org I'm presented with the following message:

    This feed does not validate.
    line 1, column 0: Undefined root element: meta
    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=iso-8859-1">
    line 2, column 0: XML parsing error: <unknown>:2:0: xml declaration not at start of external entity [help]
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

    Doesn't this mean that line 1 should not exist? When I look at other sites' wp-rss2.php files, THEIR line 1 is my line 2 and I'm not seeing my line 1 in any of their files.

    How do I correct this? What do I need to change to eliminate the generation of line 1? Or am I just completely way off here?

  2. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Is this a stock installation of WordPress 1.5?

    The <meta ... > line ought not be there. If you've edited any files, you may need to un-edit them.

  3. Servant
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This was installed by my host provider via Fantastico. I can make changes to any files necessary...would you happen to know what I should change?

    Thanks!

  4. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Alas, I'm not sure exactly where that error may be generated. Check wp-rss2.php, just to be sure.

  5. See: http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Flogoswalk.com%2Fjournal%2Fwp-rss2.php

    Have you added meta data to your RSS file? If not, disable all plugins and check again.

  6. Servant
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    YOU...DA...MAN!!! Disabling my plug-ins immediatly brought the RSS feeds online. I re-activated them 1 at a time and found a mis-behaving one which I re-downloaded, re-installed, and now everything's BE-YOO-TEE-FULL. Thanks for ending nearly 2 weeks of angst and groping, macmanx.

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