3018 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 7, 2010 9:19 AM by Joseph Hamilton
You have two invisible characters at the very start of your feed: this is sufficient to render it invalid. They don't show in TextEdit, but PageSpinner shows this:
You may have some difficult seeing these to remove them, so I have removed them and uploaded a zipped copy to my iDisk: you can download it here:
If you subscribe to this in iTunes it should work. However you will have to be careful when adding episodes that whatever method you are using to make the feed doesn't just add them back again.
I've been looking at it further, making amendations then upoading to my webspace so I could check it in FeedValidator.
I replaced the top two lines with those from one of my own feeds - this version is now available at the same download URL. This simply removes the error down to line 3, so I conclude that there is something odd about your line returns.
I have been writing it in stickies
What on earth for? This could very well be the cause of the problem. Stickies will carry font information which will be hidden (I can't see any more odd characters) but may survive in some form when you save to plain text.
I'm afraid you are going to need to write the whole thing out again in TextEdit in *plain text* mode - don't copy anything from the existing feed as you will probably just replicate the problem. You will need to type it all again to be sure.
Well, positive movement at least. I retyped the page, and its over all it's problems about the header stuff. I shall heed your advice here forth - thank you for that.
Validators still sticking on little things. Its saying there are parsing errors - which from what i gather are the same or similar to syntax errors e.g. i have my xml entered incorrectly, but i cannot for the life of me see how to make it right. Take a look at it through validator and and see if you can't correct my xml grammar.
Now the best news is that itunes now recognises the rss feed and will download the podcast - however, if what apple say on there help page, if validator is showing errors in the xml feed page, itunes are unlikely to authorise it being put on itunes... so i still need to know how to sort these problems.