Yow; I'm struggling big-time with feedvalidator.org (recently, this past month) complaining at the very fist line of my RSS2 feed (detailed error at the end).
I have been up and down all the forums, FAQs, etc, and finding that there are 'extra whitespace' issues is almost beyond belief. Whitespace should not cause such a huge number of headaches in this day and age.
No I find my blog is no longer picked up by Bloglines or Technorati as a result of *SOMETHING* that happened in the last month, and am really stumped.
This feed does not validate.
line 1, column 30: XML parsing error: <unknown>:1:30: XML declaration not well-formed [help]
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="'.get_settings('blog_charset').'"?>
Even if I 'hardwire' the 'apparently unevaluated get_settings' to say "utf-8" I still get an error (this time complaining about the blank line 1).
Anyone got a suggestion? All plugins are disabled EXCEPT Akismet which I need desperately for spam detection. Moreover it worked fine until this month.