Trouble with RSS coding - please help!

Discussion in 'HTML' started by johnsonholding@yahoo.com, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. Guest

    I keep getting this error and I don't know why.

    XML Parsing Error: mismatched tag. Expected: </link>.
    Location: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Desktop/rss.xml
    Line Number 61, Column 4:

    I copied the RSS file from another source and it works, I thought I
    just changed the info to my info,. Here it is :

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <rss xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/DTDs/Podcast-1.0.dtd"
    version="2.0">

    <channel>

    <title></title>
    <link>http://www.vicesmagazine.com

    <description>The Podcast for Everyone</description>
    <language>en-us</language>

    <category>Health</category>

    <itunes:category text="Health">
    <itunes:category text="Self-Help"/>
    </itunes:category>

    <itunes:category text="Religion">
    <itunes:category text="Spirituality" />
    </itunes:category>

    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>

    <itunes:summary>Vicesmagazine.com</itunes:summary>

    <itunes:subtitle>Podcasts for addictions and
    habits</itunes:subtitle>

    <itunes:author>David Delaney</itunes:author>

    <itunes:eek:wner>
    <itunes:email></itunes:email>
    <itunes:name>vicesmagazine.com</itunes:name>
    </itunes:eek:wner>

    <itunes:image
    href="http://www.vicesmagazine.com/pictures/viceslogo.jpg">Podcast
    Image</itunes:image>

    <itunes:keywords>addictions, alcohol, drugs, gambling, teens,
    seniors, children, success, habits, sex</itunes:keywords>

    <item>
    <title>Episode #01 - Sept 1, 2005</title>
    <link>http://www.vicesmagazine.com
    <description>Episode 01 - Positive Thinking</description>
    <author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</author>
    <pubDate>Mon, 31 October 2005 19:21:30 -0700</pubDate>

    <itunes:category text="Health">

    </itunes:category>

    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>

    <itunes:keywords>addictions, postivie thinking, health,
    success</itunes:keywords>

    <itunes:author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</itunes:author>

    <itunes:duration>0:03:53</itunes:duration>
    <enclosure url="http://www.vicesmagazine.com/podcast/positive_pod3.mp3"
    length="2801688" type="audio/mpeg"></enclosure>

    *** this is line 61 *** </item>

    <item>
    <title>Episode #02 - Sept 7, 2005</title>
    <link>http://www.vicesmagazine.com
    <description>Episode 02 - Anger Therapy</description>
    <author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</author>
    <pubDate>Mon, 31 October 2005 05:55:53 -0700</pubDate>

    <itunes:category text="Health">

    </itunes:category>

    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>

    <itunes:keywords>addictions, postivie thinking, health, success,
    anger, therapy</itunes:keywords>

    <itunes:author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</itunes:author>

    <itunes:duration>0:01:25</itunes:duration>
    <enclosure url="http://www.vicesmagazine.com/podcast/anger_pod2.mp3"
    length="1372160" type="audio/mpeg"></enclosure>

    </item>
    <item>
    <title>Episode #03 - Sept 7, 2005</title>
    <link>http://www.vicesmagazine.com
    <description>Episode 03 - Hypnosis - does it really
    work?</description>
    <author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</author>
    <pubDate>Thurs, 1 December 2005 05:55:53 -0700</pubDate>

    <itunes:category text="Health">

    </itunes:category>

    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>

    <itunes:keywords>hypnosis, addictions, postivie thinking, health,
    success, anger, therapy</itunes:keywords>

    <itunes:author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</itunes:author>

    <itunes:duration>0:00:56</itunes:duration>
    <enclosure url="http://www.vicesmagazine.com/podcast/hypnosis_pod2.mp3"
    length="905216" type="audio/mpeg"></enclosure>

    </item>
    <item>
    <title>Episode #04 - Jan 15, 2006</title>
    <link>http://www.vicesmagazine.com
    <description>Episode 04 - Lust or love?</description>
    <author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</author>
    <pubDate>Tues, 31 January 2005 05:55:53 -0700</pubDate>

    <itunes:category text="Health">

    </itunes:category>

    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>

    <itunes:keywords>hypnosis, addictions, postivie thinking, health,
    success, anger, therapy, lust, valentine</itunes:keywords>

    <itunes:author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</itunes:author>

    <itunes:duration>0:02:48</itunes:duration>
    <enclosure url="http://www.vicesmagazine.com/podcast/lust_pod5.mp3"
    length="2199552" type="audio/mpeg"></enclosure>

    </item>
    <item>
    <title>Episode #05 - Jan 15, 2006</title>
    <link>http://www.vicesmagazine.com
    <description>Episode 05 - Is fear an addiction?</description>
    <author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</author>
    <pubDate>Tues, 31 January 2005 05:55:53 -0700</pubDate>

    <itunes:category text="Health">

    </itunes:category>

    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>

    <itunes:keywords>fear, adrenaline, hypnosis, addictions, postivie
    thinking, health, success, anger, therapy, lust,
    valentine</itunes:keywords>

    <itunes:author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</itunes:author>

    <itunes:duration>0:02:14</itunes:duration>
    <enclosure url="http://www.vicesmagazine.com/podcast/fear_pod4.mp3"
    length="2199552" type="audio/mpeg"></enclosure>
    </item>

    </channel>
    </rss>
    , Feb 6, 2006
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. wrote:

    > <item>
    > <title>Episode #01 - Sept 1, 2005</title>
    > <link>http://www.vicesmagazine.com
    > <description>Episode 01 - Positive Thinking</description>


    Ya see ? <link> isn't closed ;)

    Bye.

    --
    All language designers are arrogant. Goes with the territory... :)
    -- Larry Wall in <
    Mike Massonnet, Feb 6, 2006
    #2
    1. Advertising

  3. Guest

    I thought so, but when I closed the link, I still got an error AND in
    the original (which had no errors), the link was not closed there
    either. So should I close ALL links?
    , Feb 6, 2006
    #3
  4. wrote:

    > So should I close ALL links?

    sure
    --
    Just don't create a file called -rf. :)
    -- Larry Wall in <>
    Mike Massonnet, Feb 6, 2006
    #4
  5. Guest

    wrote:
    > I thought so, but when I closed the link, I still got an error AND in
    > the original (which had no errors), the link was not closed there
    > either. So should I close ALL links?


    Well, how else would you make the XML well-formed?

    --
    Hywel
    , Feb 6, 2006
    #5
  6. Guest

    Ok, below is the code from the original script - no closed "Links" and
    it works without error. I have tried to close the links and it still
    does not work,(error) so I am at a loss.

    XML Parsing Error: mismatched tag. Expected: </LINK>.
    Location: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Desktop/TMPvthdvg8zi.xml
    Line Number 42, Column 40: <LINK>http://www.vicesmagazine.com</link>
    ---------------------------------------^

    I have tried getting a hold of the author, but haven't heard back, so
    what gives with this coding?!?!? Here is the original script with no
    </link> and no errors either.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <rss xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/DTDs/Podcast-1.0.dtd"
    version="2.0">

    <channel>

    <title>MyPodcastProduction.net</title>
    <link>http://www.my-podcast-prodcution.net

    <description>The Podcast for Everyone</description>
    <language>en-us</language>

    <category>Technology</category>

    <itunes:category text="Technology">
    <itunes:category text="Computers">
    </itunes:category>

    <itunes:category text="Technology">
    <itunes:category text="Gadgets">
    </itunes:category>

    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>

    <itunes:summary>The Podcast for Everyone. </itunes:summary>

    <itunes:subtitle>Featuring interviews reviews, news and much
    more.</itunes:subtitle>

    <itunes:author>John Smith</itunes:author>

    <itunes:eek:wner>
    <itunes:email></itunes:email>
    <itunes:name>MyPodcastProduction.net</itunes:name>
    </itunes:eek:wner>

    <itunes:image
    href="http://www.my-podcast-prodcution.net/podcast/logo.jpg">Podcast
    Image</itunes:image>

    <itunes:keywords>news, technology, business,
    animation</itunes:keywords>

    <item>
    <title>Episode #020 - March 22, 2006</title>
    <link>http://www.my-podcast-prodcution.net
    <description>Episode 020 - Special Episode with Breaking
    News</description>
    <author>John Smith</author>
    <pubDate>Thurs, 22 March 2005 17:15:00 -0700</pubDate>

    <itunes:category text="Technology">

    </itunes:category>

    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>

    <itunes:keywords>audio,digital,3D,DVD,motion
    graphics</itunes:keywords>

    <itunes:author>John Smith</itunes:author>

    <itunes:duration>1:03:28</itunes:duration>
    <enclosure url="http://www.my-podcast-prodcution.net/show20.mp3"
    length="104458" type="audio/mpeg"></enclosure>

    </item>

    <item>
    <title>Episode #021 - March 23, 2006</title>
    <link>http://www.my-podcast-prodcution.net
    <description>Episode 021 - Special Episode with More
    News</description>
    <author>John Smith</author>
    <pubDate>Fri, 23 March 2005 17:15:00 -0700</pubDate>

    <itunes:category text="Technology">

    </itunes:category>

    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>

    <itunes:keywords>audio,digital,3D,DVD,motion
    graphics</itunes:keywords>

    <itunes:author>John Smith</itunes:author>

    <itunes:duration>1:07:14</itunes:duration>
    <enclosure url="http://www.my-podcast-prodcution.net/show21.mp3"
    length="204358" type="audio/mpeg"></enclosure>

    </item>

    <item>
    <title>Episode #020 - March 22, 2006</title>
    <link>http://www.my-podcast-prodcution.net
    <description>Episode 020 - Special Episode with Breaking
    News</description>
    <author>John Smith</author>
    <pubDate>Thurs, 22 March 2005 17:15:00 -0700</pubDate>

    <itunes:category text="Technology">

    </itunes:category>

    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>

    <itunes:keywords>audio,digital,3D,DVD,motion
    graphics</itunes:keywords>

    <itunes:author>John Smith</itunes:author>

    <itunes:duration>1:03:28</itunes:duration>
    <enclosure url="http://www.my-podcast-prodcution.net/show20.mp3"
    length="104458" type="audio/mpeg"></enclosure>

    </item>




    </channel>
    </rss>
    , Feb 6, 2006
    #6
  7. Guest

    wrote:
    > Ok, below is the code from the original script - no closed "Links" and
    > it works without error. I have tried to close the links and it still
    > does not work,(error) so I am at a loss.
    >
    > XML Parsing Error: mismatched tag. Expected: </LINK>.
    > Location: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Desktop/TMPvthdvg8zi.xml
    > Line Number 42, Column 40: <LINK>http://www.vicesmagazine.com</link>
    > ---------------------------------------^


    In your code above, where is the opener for </link>? I can see a tag
    called <LINK>, but not one called <link>. They're different.

    You also have unclosed <itunes:category> elements. Simply saving your
    file and opening it in Internet Exploder would show you where the
    errors are. Your XML is wrong.

    What's the URL of the original site where you've seen this very XML
    working?

    --
    Hywel
    , Feb 6, 2006
    #7
  8. Andy Dingley Guest

    wrote:
    > In your code above, where is the opener for </link>? I can see a tag
    > called <LINK>, but not one called <link>. They're different.


    Some podcast clients are case-insensitive re: tag names.

    Yes, bogus as anything, but there you go.... 8-(
    Andy Dingley, Feb 6, 2006
    #8
  9. Guest

    The coding I just sent is the original. It is from Creative Cow
    podcast tutorial. As far as a capital LINK, it is nowhere in the code,
    just in the error that I get. Cut and paste that code into notepad and
    save it and you will see that it works as is - even without the </link>
    tags, but when I tried to change it (like my first post), I get the
    error. This is why I find XML so frustrating...

    Here is the original code again :

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <rss xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/DTDs/Podcast-1.0.dtd"
    version="2.0">


    <channel>


    <title>MyPodcastProduction.net</title>
    <link>http://www.my-podcast-prodcution.net


    <description>The Podcast for Everyone</description>
    <language>en-us</language>


    <category>Technology</category>


    <itunes:category text="Technology">
    <itunes:category text="Computers">
    </itunes:category>


    <itunes:category text="Technology">
    <itunes:category text="Gadgets">
    </itunes:category>


    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>


    <itunes:summary>The Podcast for Everyone. </itunes:summary>


    <itunes:subtitle>Featuring interviews reviews, news and much
    more.</itunes:subtitle>


    <itunes:author>John Smith</itunes:author>


    <itunes:eek:wner>
    <itunes:email></itunes:email>
    <itunes:name>MyPodcastProduction.net</itunes:name>
    </itunes:eek:wner>


    <itunes:image
    href="http://www.my-podcast-prodcution.net/podcast/logo.jpg">Podcast
    Image</itunes:image>


    <itunes:keywords>news, technology, business,
    animation</itunes:keywords>


    <item>
    <title>Episode #020 - March 22, 2006</title>
    <link>http://www.my-podcast-prodcution.net
    <description>Episode 020 - Special Episode with Breaking
    News</description>
    <author>John Smith</author>
    <pubDate>Thurs, 22 March 2005 17:15:00 -0700</pubDate>


    <itunes:category text="Technology">


    </itunes:category>


    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>


    <itunes:keywords>audio,digital,3D,DVD,motion
    graphics</itunes:keywords>


    <itunes:author>John Smith</itunes:author>


    <itunes:duration>1:03:28</itunes:duration>
    <enclosure url="http://www.my-podcast-prodcution.net/show20.mp3"
    length="104458" type="audio/mpeg"></enclosure>


    </item>


    <item>
    <title>Episode #021 - March 23, 2006</title>
    <link>http://www.my-podcast-prodcution.net
    <description>Episode 021 - Special Episode with More
    News</description>
    <author>John Smith</author>
    <pubDate>Fri, 23 March 2005 17:15:00 -0700</pubDate>


    <itunes:category text="Technology">


    </itunes:category>


    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>


    <itunes:keywords>audio,digital,3D,DVD,motion
    graphics</itunes:keywords>


    <itunes:author>John Smith</itunes:author>


    <itunes:duration>1:07:14</itunes:duration>
    <enclosure url="http://www.my-podcast-prodcution.net/show21.mp3"
    length="204358" type="audio/mpeg"></enclosure>


    </item>


    <item>
    <title>Episode #020 - March 22, 2006</title>
    <link>http://www.my-podcast-prodcution.net
    <description>Episode 020 - Special Episode with Breaking
    News</description>
    <author>John Smith</author>
    <pubDate>Thurs, 22 March 2005 17:15:00 -0700</pubDate>


    <itunes:category text="Technology">


    </itunes:category>


    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>


    <itunes:keywords>audio,digital,3D,DVD,motion
    graphics</itunes:keywords>


    <itunes:author>John Smith</itunes:author>


    <itunes:duration>1:03:28</itunes:duration>
    <enclosure url="http://www.my-podcast-prodcution.net/show20.mp3"
    length="104458" type="audio/mpeg"></enclosure>


    </item>


    </channel>
    </rss>




    Andy Dingley wrote:
    > wrote:
    > > In your code above, where is the opener for </link>? I can see a tag
    > > called <LINK>, but not one called <link>. They're different.

    >
    > Some podcast clients are case-insensitive re: tag names.
    >
    > Yes, bogus as anything, but there you go.... 8-(
    , Feb 6, 2006
    #9
  10. Andy Dingley Guest

    On 6 Feb 2006 09:18:58 -0800, ""
    <> wrote:

    >The coding I just sent is the original. It is from Creative Cow
    >podcast tutorial.


    What part of "Post the URL where we can see the real code" are you
    having the problem in understanding ?

    The link element needs to look like this:

    <link>http://www.my-podcast-production.net</link>

    <LINK>http://www.my-podcast-production.net</link>
    is wrong. So is
    <link>http://www.my-podcast-production.net

    (check spelling of "prodcution" vs. "production" too)
    Andy Dingley, Feb 6, 2006
    #10
  11. Guest

    , Feb 6, 2006
    #11
  12. Guest

    And I got this when I tried to fix all the links \


    This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated
    with it. The document tree is shown below.

    What does this mean?
    , Feb 6, 2006
    #12
  13. Andy Dingley Guest

    On 6 Feb 2006 15:10:34 -0800, ""
    <> wrote:

    >Ok, here is the original link - this RSS works


    For small values of "works". It's invalid RSS 2.0 (date-time format and
    the <author> value should have an email address) and also the itunes
    namespace URL has the wrong case (which could break a fussy client).

    The working example also has a link element like this:
    <link>http://www.my-podcast-prodcution.net</link>

    which is correct, unlike yours which is missing the </link> closing tag.
    Andy Dingley, Feb 7, 2006
    #13
  14. Andy Dingley Guest

    On 6 Feb 2006 15:12:31 -0800, ""
    <> wrote:

    >This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated
    >with it. The document tree is shown below.
    >
    >What does this mean?


    It means you threw raw XML into Firefox. Really it would like to have
    an associated XSLT stylesheet, so that it could render it into somethign
    more readable. In the meantime though, it's happy to show you the XML
    document, normalised into a tree.
    Andy Dingley, Feb 7, 2006
    #14
  15. Guest

    Can you give me an example of the date-time format you speak of? and
    the <author> value - I do see it there, so I am not sure what you are
    talking about.
    PS - thank for your patience on this. I want this ready to go to
    Itunes sooner than later!

    Here is the xml (modified) that I am going to be sending, hopefully :

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <rss xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/DTDs/Podcast-1.0.dtd"
    version="2.0">

    <channel>

    <title></title>
    <link>http://www.vicesmagazine.com</link>

    <description>vicesmagazine addictions and habits</description>
    <language>en-us</language>

    <category>Health</category>

    <itunes:category text="Health">
    <itunes:category text="Self-Help"/>
    </itunes:category>

    <itunes:category text="Religion">
    <itunes:category text="Spirituality" />
    </itunes:category>

    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>

    <itunes:summary>vicesmagazine.com</itunes:summary>

    <itunes:subtitle>Podcasts for addictions and
    habits</itunes:subtitle>

    <itunes:author>David Delaney</itunes:author>

    <itunes:eek:wner>
    <itunes:email></itunes:email>
    <itunes:name>vicesmagazine.com</itunes:name>
    </itunes:eek:wner>

    <itunes:image
    href="http://www.vicesmagazine.com/pictures/viceslogo.jpg">Podcast
    Image</itunes:image>

    <itunes:keywords>addictions, alcohol, drugs, gambling, teens,
    seniors, children, success, habits, sex</itunes:keywords>

    <item>
    <title>Episode #01 - Sept 1, 2005</title>
    <link>http://www.vicesmagazine.com</link>
    <description>Episode 01 - Positive Thinking</description>
    <author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</author>
    <pubDate>Mon, 31 October 2005 19:21:30 -0700</pubDate>

    <itunes:category text="Health">

    </itunes:category>

    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>

    <itunes:keywords>addictions, postivie thinking, health,
    success</itunes:keywords>

    <itunes:author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</itunes:author>

    <itunes:duration>0:03:53</itunes:duration>
    <enclosure url="http://www.vicesmagazine.com/podcast/positive_pod3.mp3"
    length="2801688" type="audio/mpeg"></enclosure>

    </item>

    <item>
    <title>Episode #02 - Sept 7, 2005</title>
    <link>http://www.vicesmagazine.com</link>
    <description>Episode 02 - Anger Therapy</description>
    <author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</author>
    <pubDate>Mon, 31 October 2005 05:55:53 -0700</pubDate>

    <itunes:category text="Health">

    </itunes:category>

    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>

    <itunes:keywords>addictions, postivie thinking, health, success,
    anger, therapy</itunes:keywords>

    <itunes:author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</itunes:author>

    <itunes:duration>0:01:25</itunes:duration>
    <enclosure url="http://www.vicesmagazine.com/podcast/anger_pod2.mp3"
    length="1372160" type="audio/mpeg"></enclosure>

    </item>
    <item>
    <title>Episode #03 - Sept 7, 2005</title>
    <link>http://www.vicesmagazine.com</link>
    <description>Episode 03 - Hypnosis - does it really
    work?</description>
    <author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</author>
    <pubDate>Thurs, 1 December 2005 05:55:53 -0700</pubDate>

    <itunes:category text="Health">

    </itunes:category>

    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>

    <itunes:keywords>hypnosis, addictions, postivie thinking, health,
    success, anger, therapy</itunes:keywords>

    <itunes:author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</itunes:author>

    <itunes:duration>0:00:56</itunes:duration>
    <enclosure url="http://www.vicesmagazine.com/podcast/hypnosis_pod2.mp3"
    length="905216" type="audio/mpeg"></enclosure>

    </item>
    <item>
    <title>Episode #04 - Jan 15, 2006</title>
    <link>http://www.vicesmagazine.com</link>
    <description>Episode 04 - Lust or love?</description>
    <author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</author>
    <pubDate>Tues, 31 January 2005 05:55:53 -0700</pubDate>

    <itunes:category text="Health">

    </itunes:category>

    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>

    <itunes:keywords>hypnosis, addictions, postivie thinking, health,
    success, anger, therapy, lust, valentine</itunes:keywords>

    <itunes:author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</itunes:author>

    <itunes:duration>0:02:48</itunes:duration>
    <enclosure url="http://www.vicesmagazine.com/podcast/lust_pod5.mp3"
    length="2199552" type="audio/mpeg"></enclosure>

    </item>
    <item>
    <title>Episode #05 - Jan 15, 2006</title>
    <link>http://www.vicesmagazine.com</link>
    <description>Episode 05 - Is fear an addiction?</description>
    <author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</author>
    <pubDate>Tues, 31 January 2005 05:55:53 -0700</pubDate>

    <itunes:category text="Health">

    </itunes:category>

    <itunes:explicit>No</itunes:explicit>

    <itunes:keywords>fear, adrenaline, hypnosis, addictions, postivie
    thinking, health, success, anger, therapy, lust,
    valentine</itunes:keywords>

    <itunes:author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</itunes:author>

    <itunes:duration>0:02:14</itunes:duration>
    <enclosure url="http://www.vicesmagazine.com/podcast/fear_pod4.mp3"
    length="2199552" type="audio/mpeg"></enclosure>
    </item>

    </channel>
    </rss>
    , Feb 7, 2006
    #15
  16. Guest

    So I went to an RSS validator and got this response :

    1. author must include an email address 44 40
    2. pubDate must be an RFC-822 date 45 47

    I have a valid email, so I don't get that and the Pubdate doesn't make
    any sense to me. Any ideas? Thanks
    , Feb 7, 2006
    #16
  17. Steve Pugh Guest

    wrote:
    > So I went to an RSS validator and got this response :
    >
    > 1. author must include an email address 44 40
    > 2. pubDate must be an RFC-822 date 45 47
    >
    > I have a valid email,


    No you don't. You have:
    <author>David Delaney/Dr. Peter Sacco</author>
    That's not an e-mail address!

    > so I don't get that and the Pubdate doesn't make
    > any sense to me. Any ideas? Thanks


    The date must be formatted according to the specified RFC. Any other
    date format is wrong. Your most common error is that day and month must
    always be given as particular three letter abbreviations. Sep not
    September, Thu not Thurs, etc. Check Section 5 of RFC 822 for full
    details.

    Steve
    Steve Pugh, Feb 7, 2006
    #17
  18. Guest

    wrote:
    > Ok, here is the original link - this RSS works - just like the one I
    > posted twice above. That is the reason why I am not understanding this
    > :
    >
    > http://www.creativecow.net/articles/mcmahon_frank/pod2/rssEXAMPLE.xml


    In that case, the XML *you* posted is *not* the same as that at the URL
    you've just given. In the Creative Cow sample the <link> elements are
    clearly closed and the entire document is well-formed XML.

    You've mucked up the code you're using, or you've not copied it
    correctly. Simple. I suspect you've edited it to suit your needs but
    have been careless.

    --
    Hywel
    , Feb 7, 2006
    #18
  19. Guest

    Interesting - it is weird - when I cut and paste it - each and
    everytime, the </link> didn't come out, in fact I downloaded the XML
    example and it was not there, so maybe the author has fixed it since I
    took a look at it last. I would not have made such a fuss if it was
    otherwise. Take a look at the code that I pasted, I didn't hand code
    it, it was simple SELECT ALL, Cut N Paste.

    Thanks for the Date info, but what about the author's email info? I
    don't understand that
    1. author must include an email address 44 40
    , Feb 7, 2006
    #19
  20. Andy Dingley Guest

    wrote:
    > Interesting - it is weird - when I cut and paste it


    So don't cut and paste it. How many times have you already been told
    this? Host it somewhere and tell us the URL.

    My patience is already threadbare. We've spoon fed you everything so
    far, yet you pay no attention to any of it. Try _reading_ the replies
    you get, not just clicking random things in the hope that it magically
    starts working.
    Andy Dingley, Feb 7, 2006
    #20
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