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MikeB
2013-06-18
2013-06-18
  • MikeB

    MikeB - 2013-06-18

    For the past year or so there have been intermittent issues with RSS Owl being able to parse/display the feeds from Instructables.com. Specifically, the feed status has "The last attempt to load this feed failed. Reason:Invalid or Malformed Feed". When using the "Find out more..." link, feedvalidator.org has identified issues related to UTF-8/character encoding (Instructables users from other countries posting causing issues), Titles with characters that conflict with XML parsing, Author tags with usernames that conflict with XML parsing, along with other errors that don't seem to stop the feed from being displayed on other occasions.
    Is there a way to force a feed to display, even with the errors?

    Specific Feeds:
    http://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/featured-true/rss.xml
    http://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/instructable-true/rss.xml

     
  • MikeB

    MikeB - 2013-06-18

    Researching the current outage a little more; it appears that the user/author of the post causing the issues has a username from a international/asian character set.

     

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