> I just ran your feed through http://www.feedvalidator.org and got two
> errors: one indicating that your feed's character encoding was UTF-8
> while your server was reporting US-ASCII, and one indicating that you
> had a bad character on line 236. (Looks like a funky apostrophe
> character. Replace it with a regular single quote and you might be
Thanks, Steve. You know, that happened the other day when I had an
invalid character, and when I fixed it, the error went away. It's not
that I'm using the wrong encoding, it's that the other error makes the
validator think that. I'll fix the apostrophe. The only thing I don't
understand is that I thought you could use any character within a CDATA
field. If that's true, why is it complaining?
> > BTW, when you say you can put 10 to 15 episodes in a feed, are you
> > saying you have to start a new feed after that?
> No. Absolutely not. Everybody links to your feed URL, so changing it
> would break everybody's subscriptions.
> The "10 to 15" thing is somebody's idea of a rough guideline on how
> many items a feed should have; it's not enforced anywhere. (My own
> feed size is 20 items.) Once your feed is at whatever size you think
> is right, then every time you add a new item you rotate out the oldest
> You're using Wordpress, right? It should handle your feed for you
> automatically. You can set the feed size in the "Options | Reading"
> screen. Once you've got it set you shouldn't have to worry about itagain.
> Have Fun,
> Steve Eley (sfeley@...)
> ESCAPE POD - the SF podcast magazine
Yes, I'm using Wordpress now, although I'm going to be using some custom
code later on.
Thanks for the great info!!