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Yet another 'RSS feed broken' thread (3 posts)

  1. sweasel
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I did a forum search on the topic and found a zillion similar threads and dutifully read the most recent, with no joy so far. The salient points are:

    -My RSS feed works fine in some readers, not others
    -Per Bloglines, sweasel.com/feed and sweasel.com/atom haven't updated since May 16 and sweasel.com/rss hasn't updated since March 7
    -I'm not getting an error message
    -It appears valid: http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://sweasel.com/feed
    -I have upgraded to the latest version of WP twice since I discovered the problem, didn't help
    -The keeper of fix-rss-feed-error-wordpress-plugins.htm let the domain (http://www.flyaga.info) lapse earlier this month, so I can't get the plug-in to strip blank lines automatically

    So far, I've found a number of .php files with blank lines at the end, which I gather can be at fault. Do I have to check every .php file in the whole install, or only certain directories? Are commented lines or blanks in other places a problem? Since I'm not getting an error message, is the blank line issue likely to be the deal here? You can imagine how eager I am to do this job by hand.

    Any insight anyone has would be much appreciated. I don't use a feed reader and I have a very weak understanding of how feeds work.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If your feed is valid and up to date (which it is), there's no point in stripping out any blank lines. The problem may lie at the feed reader end - not with your feed.

  3. sweasel
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you for the response. I know the feed is not reading properly in Bloglines and I've lost readership over it. I suspect it's also why Wikio perpetually lists me as "indexed but not yet ranked." And if I don't get a place in the Weblog awards because they can't read my feed, I will cry hot tears of shame.

    It seems likely that there's <i>something</i> about my feed that's making it fail in some readers, but the Bloglines FAQ and an email request to them didn't yield any result.

    Oh, well.

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