Re: [rss-media] Parser Error?
Here is the full code that is causing the error.
--- scorpiusb2000 <scorpiusb2000@...> wrote:
> I��m new. I��m trying to embed a bit of HTML into
> my Blog RSS feed.
> When I try adding it to an article I get the
> following error message
> of which I don��t understand.
> Invalid post, please correct these errors:
> �X Parser error: not well-formed (invalid token)
> The HTML below is what I��m trying to embed with the
> article text.
> I have no problem embedding graphics and links, just
> what you see
> above. What is a Parser error?
I am Scorpius, keeper of the eighth house; the house of death, and rebirth.
- On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 01:00:02 -0800 (PST), Scorpius, the Mystic.
>Please note that this list isn't a general RSS help list. In future
> Here is the full code that is causing the error.
you are likely to get a better response from
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RSS2-Support/ (for RSS 2.0) or
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rss-dev/ (for RSS 1.0). But while you're
It would help to see the full feed, but it looks like you're not
escaping the reserved characters, so the parser (reader) thinks this
is XML (which it isn't because of the lack of quotes around the
attribute values). You probably want something like:
btw, I think it unlikely that any of the leading RSS readers would do
anything useful with this - scripts tend to get stripped thanks to the
potential for harm.
- From: "Danny Ayers"
> btw, I think it unlikely that any of the leading RSS readers would doAs Danny points out it's generally considered a bad idea to include ANY
> anything useful with this - scripts tend to get stripped thanks to the
> potential for harm.
scripting inside RSS elements. Many tools handle the text alone and have no
scripting environment available. For good reason, in most cases scripting
does nothing to actually provide any benefit to the RSS reading operation.
Worst case it's a pop-up or a virus. Some RSS tools do use an HTML browser
control but remove scripting content because of legitimate security
concerns. Those that don't remove scripting content SHOULD remove it.