• Resolved pbchambers


    I have read all the stuff on Podcasting and still can’t find an answer. I can’t see any problems when I look at my feed but when I validate it there are two errors

    line 11, column 7: link must be a full and valid URL: [help]
    line 13, column 16: lastBuildDate must be an RFC-822 date-time: [help]

    Any help would be most appreciated

    Peter Chambers

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  • Thread Starter pbchambers


    Just as an addendum.

    I fixed the line 11 error… I had a space in the name.

    Still having problems with the date. It appears OK but won’t validate

    When posting questions about podcast validation we need to know…

    1) The URL to your site (specifically the feed your trying to validate)
    2) The URL to your validation service (which should include the link to your feed too)


    I too am having issues with feed validation 🙁

    Error message is


    This feed does not validate.

    line 43, column 1: url must be a full URL: https://mbmsermons.s3.amazonaws.com/Church-161225-WhyPerformanceDoesntCount.mp3 (62 occurrences) [help]

    I’ve tried a number of different validation services and they all say the same thing… which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

    This is my feed http://mbm.org.au/bible-talks/feed/

    And I’ve been using http://www.feedvalidator.org/

    Just as an experiment I changed it to ‘http’ from ‘https’ and all is well. Seems odd, but that solved that.

    Second issue with validation is this…

    In addition, interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendation.
    line 48, column 4: item contains more than one enclosure (70 occurrences) [help]

    When I look at the feed source I can see that for every item there is two enclosure tags. There is only one that I can find in podcast-functions.php and removing that solves the issue.

    However, I would like to modify the other enclosure to include a tracking url prefix to the audio url. Where do I find the enclosure code?

    Below is the one that I have removed from podcast-functions.php

    	<?php if ( $audio !== '' ) : ?>
    		<enclosure url="<?php echo $audio; ?>" length="0" type="audio/mpeg"/>
    	<?php endif; ?>

    But where is the other one that still comes through in the xml file?

    Thread Starter pbchambers


    Just a note. Without changing anything I submitted it to iTunes and it all went through, so it suggests the feedvalidator is not foolproof. The system now works well

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