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  • Have been spending a little time with my syndication feeds. I did have validation errors with a couple, and from my search of the forum, others have done so also.
    First, within the Atom feed, I couldn’t get the excerpt to work so I literally deleted all of the code having to do with excerpt and full content and just left:
    <summary type="text/html" mode="escaped"><?php the_excerpt_rss(get_settings('rss_excerpt_length'), 2) ?></summary>
    Second, the date format for the RSS 1.0 feed didn’t validate until I added -05:00 at the end.
    Had to do same with comments, too.
    Third, the author email didn’t validate for the RSS 2.0 syndication feed, and since I don’t care about this, I deleted author.
    The RSS 0.92 feed seemed fine.
    After these mods, they all validate, and I’m only getting excerpts not full feeds (my preference).

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  • Password protecting a post is not working with my 1.02 installation. I never see the full post.
    I’m going to try and write a preview page and then embed a button to it, instead.
    BTW — where are we supposed to list bugs?

    Sorry, that should have gone into a new post.

    I’m sort of glad to read this. I ran my CSS through a validator and it bounced back with an error in one of the RSS files. I was afraid it was something I had done. Anyway, that’ll just have to sit on the back burner for now. 🙂

    Moderator Matt Mullenweg



    I fixed up the RSS 2 feeds. I’m not sure exactly what the problem is with the RDF, should we be using a different date tag? It should pull the timezone in. Will look at the atom problem later.

    I’ve also noticed that curly apostrophes like those used in some word processors break the XML formatting in the RSS feed so IE won’t parse it. Bloglines still handles it fine, but it’s technically invalid. The only apostrophe allowed in XHTML is the basic ‘ with no curve to it. Just thought I’d add that.
    Based on other posts I’ve read (by searching for “full text rss”), WP only generates excerpts in RSS. There’s a radio button to choose full or excerpt, but the full option doesn’t do anything yet. We’ll have to wait for a build that incorporates it.

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