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XML Parsing error (5 posts)

  1. 7seconden
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It seems some of my blogreaders are unable to read the RSS-feeds. They get b/m errors:

    XML Parsing Error: xml processing instruction not at start of external entity
    Location: http://www.7seconden.be/feed/rss2/
    Line Number 2, Column 1:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

    and

    XML Parsing Error: xml processing instruction not at start of external entity
    Location: http://www.7seconden.be/comments/feed/rss2/
    Line Number 2, Column 1:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><!-- generator="wordpress/1.2" -->

    Funny thing is I can read my feeds without any problems by using BlogLines ?

    Can somebody help?

  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.7seconden.be%2Ffeed%2Frss2%2F

    Something in your setup is knocking things down one line on every page. For an RSS feed this is bad, since the specs on it require the first line be the <?xml tag.

    Note that you can see this effect on other pages as well; take a look at the source of your home page.

    Though no guarantees, a couple suggestions to try and clear this up:

    * Turn off any plugins.
    * Upgrade to most recent (stable) version of WordPress. That would currently be 1.2.2.

  3. 7seconden
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The last plugin I tried to install was the Top Commenters one, but I deleted both the functions called in the index.php file, as well as the plugin in the plugin-folder.

    Is it possible this caused the problem?

  4. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    Possible, yes.

    The problem is, of the several users I've seen bring this up in the forums, one turned off a plugin which solved the problem, one dug until he discovered a bad piece of customization in his code, and another had to remove her WordPress files and sort of start over. So at this point I can't say what causes it, except in general some small bug in the underlying PHP code of your site. Where that is and why it's causing is anyones' guess.

  5. madbard
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Bingo! I found my problem with the 'auto close comments' plugin. not sure how to fix it yet but i've disabled that plugin.

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