RSS feed for AskMeFi broken in Bloglines. March 23, 2006 7:18 AM   Subscribe

RSS feed for AskMeFi broken in Bloglines.
posted by Gamblor to Bugs at 7:18 AM (10 comments total)

I continuation of this post.
posted by Gamblor at 7:19 AM on March 23, 2006

The file is not a valid XML File. Error on line 1: Content is not allowed in prolog.
posted by sfenders at 7:32 AM on March 23, 2006

The problem is once in a while when a new post is made, the "write out a new rss file" command at the end times out and an empty file is written.

I rebuilt the file so it's ok now in readers, and I added code that won't update the ask mefi RSS file unless it receives a response from the server.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:43 AM on March 23, 2006

Thanks, but unfortunately it's still broken in Bloglines.
posted by Gamblor at 9:24 AM on March 23, 2006

Bloglines seems to have a several hour lag from the time I fix the feed until the time people get the new copy.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:04 PM on March 23, 2006

Understood, but it's been 10 hours, and it's still not working. I'm kind of skeptical that it's a caching issue.
posted by Gamblor at 5:28 PM on March 23, 2006

Over 24 hours of brokenness at this point.

This feed does not validate.

*line 1, column 0: XML parsing error: :1:0: syntax error [help]

Connection Failure
1. Connection Failure

posted by Dean King at 10:28 AM on March 24, 2006

It came back up this morning, for those that are interested. Over 48 hours of downtime...
posted by blag at 3:00 AM on March 26, 2006

I emailed them last night and they sent me a message this morning saying it had been reset.

Now, it's down again. There are over 1000 subscribers to that feed. It is weird that it worked so well for so long, and now often seems to not work more than work.
posted by achmorrison at 2:55 PM on March 26, 2006

...and broken again
posted by blag at 6:47 AM on March 28, 2006

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