Tolerate invalid XML characters?

  • Nobody/Anonymous


    One of the blogs I visit messed up and put some invalid characters in their RSS feed. I think the author copy-and-pasted some stuff from a different character set (accents etc) directly in. Now RSSOwl won't display that feed at all.

    Is there some way to set it to "tolerate" some invalid characters? Right now I'm stuck with loading this blog up in Firefox until that one entry with weird stuff falls out of the feed.


    • Anonymous - 2007-07-26

      Please post a feature request on this. If you are using rssowl2, please post it at Thanks!

    • Nobody/Anonymous

      Arrg, should have included some more details:

      RSSOwl/1.2.3 2006-11-26 (Windows; U; en)

      "Reason" message: The file is not a valid XML File. Error on line 803: An invalid XML character (Unicode: 0x1b) was found in the CDATA section.

      the feed that busted it:



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