Playlist RSS headaches June 30, 2007 8:39 AM   Subscribe

Playlist RSS pedantry: <link> might not be encoding special characters. This item isn't encoding as such in this playlist and is thereby horking up XML parsing.
posted by Ogre Lawless to Bugs at 8:39 AM (5 comments total)

Also, special MeTa fun bonus: the HTML "gt" and "lt" entities become the greater than and less than characters in "preview". Good times.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 8:41 AM on June 30, 2007

Yeah, we looked at the problem before, but couldn't figure out a fix. I think the encoding is ok on the xml files, but the player refuses it. Lemme update the player.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:42 AM on June 30, 2007

Of course the entities become themselves -- you're typing raw html, that's the whole point. If you want to say &lt; you type &amp;lt;.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:47 AM on June 30, 2007

Nevermind, I think I misunderstood what you were saying.
posted by Rhomboid at 11:13 AM on June 30, 2007

I would only ever use numerical entities in an XML file, unless of course you were simply using Unicode, in which case only markup has to be encoded. I’d still stick with numeric.
posted by joeclark at 1:45 PM on June 30, 2007

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