Broken RSS Feed May 11, 2002 7:46 AM   Subscribe

something seems to be amiss with the metafilter RSS feed. it's well-formed, but only shows the channel data, no items.
posted by ikarus to Bugs at 7:46 AM (4 comments total)

I was just stopping by to investigate this. I was wondering if I was getting poop because I've been hitting it too frequently.

How often is it reasonable to grab a new copy of the feed?
posted by sudama at 12:03 PM on May 11, 2002

Also, seems to return coldfusion code instead of plain xml. Don't know if the two are related...
posted by gi_wrighty at 5:17 AM on May 12, 2002

now is returning some mefi-specific xml, and the rss file is fixed, but using CDATA[] in all the descriptions. is this "legal" in the RSS "standard"? (i know it's legal in xml)
posted by ikarus at 12:31 PM on May 13, 2002

Anything legal in XML should be valid in any format derived from XML, such as RSS. Some naive parsers may have problems with CDATA, but most programs that use XML use an off-the-shelf XML parser that correctly implements the spec.
posted by kindall at 1:06 PM on May 13, 2002

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