#281 Valid feed with extended chars gives XML error

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Dare Obasanjo
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2012-09-23
2004-09-29
Achton
No

The feed in question is:
http://www.nerdorama.com/rss-newproducts.php

According to Feed Validator, it's valid RSS:
http://feedvalidator.org/check?url=http://www.nerdorama.com/rss-newproducts.php

However, RSS Bandit yields a feed error:

Refresh feed 'Products\Nerdorama - Nye produkter'
failed with error: Der findes et ugyldigt tegn i den
angivne kodning. Linje 11, position 519.
Click here to validate the feed.

(There's an invalid character in the supplied code,
line 11, pos 519).

I believe RSS Bandit may have problems supporting
extended characters in RSS feeds?

Best regards,
Achton

Discussion

  • Dare Obasanjo
    Dare Obasanjo
    2004-10-17

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    The feed is in the ISO-8859-1 encoding but doesn't state this
    in the XML instead it states this in the HTTP headers.
    However since the encoding in most HTTP headers is wrong
    for RSS feeds RSS Bandit ignores the header info and uses
    the information in the feed.

    The site owner should add

    to the beginning of the feed.