Sunday 02 June 2002

Coming Down from the Mountain blues

I tore myself away from this:

View from Mountain, Kangaroo Valley

to implement this:

<link rel="alternate" type="text/xml" title="XML" href="" />

Checking it with fyuze, yielded the following error message:

could not find any content at please try a different source

My link looks identical to Burningbird’s, except that Bb’s works perfectly whereas mine doesn’t work at all.

Guess I should have stayed on the mountain.



Important note: the standard for RSS LINK tags has changed. Please update your template.

Isn't it fun being an early adopter? :)

Posted by: Mark Pilgrim on 3 June 2002 at 10:40 AM

There's a nicer solution to the problem of using named character entities in RSS than switching to character code numbering. Include the RSS 0.91 DTD at the top of your RSS template:

[uhh, I hope that doesn't get filtered out]

..and all valid HTML character entity names should magically work. At least, it worked for me when I had the same problem a couple of weeks back.

Posted by: zem on 3 June 2002 at 04:24 PM

Dang, it did get filtered out.

Another try:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE rss PUBLIC "-//Netscape Communications//DTD RSS 0.91//EN" "">

If that doesn't work, you can see the DTD in use in the "Example RSS 0.91 File" section of this page:

Posted by: zem on 3 June 2002 at 04:28 PM

Great pic of the mountain. I love it when the weather forms around you like that.

Posted by: Euan on 4 June 2002 at 07:22 PM

Me too, Euan. To be in the mountains with the rain and mist swirling round is my idea of heaven. Reminds me of old Chinese paintings.

Posted by: Jonathon Delacour on 4 June 2002 at 11:41 PM

This discussion is now closed. My thanks to everyone who contributed.

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