RSS Validation Errors at w3.org

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How to read RSS validation errors at w3.org?

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A

If your RSS feed has errors, the RSS validator at w3.org will detect the errors and provide information to help you to resolve them as shown in this tutorial:

1. Go to Feed Validation Service at w3.org.

2. Click the "Validate by Direct Input" tab. You see a bigger input box for you to enter the RSS XML directly.

3. Enter the following invalid RSS XML:

<rss version="2.0">
   <channel>
      <title>World News</title>
      <description>This is an example of an RSS feed</description>
      <link>http://www.world-news.com/</link>
      <pubDate>06 Sep 2029 16:20:00 +0000</pubDate>
      <author>John Doe</author>
      <item>
         <title>Breaking News!</title>
         <description>Here is a breaking news that is still on going...</description>
         <link>http://www.world-news.com/news/53f933c5395f</link>
         <guid isPermaLink="false">7bd204c6-1655-4c27-aeee-53f933c5395f</guid>
         <pubDate>Sun, 06 Sep 2029 16:20:00 +0000</pubDate>
      </item>
   </channel>
</rss>

3. Click the "Check" button. You see the validation errors:

Sorry - This feed does not validate.

line 7, column 6: Undefined channel element: author [help]
      <author>John Doe</author>
      ^
line 13, column 49: Incorrect day of week: Sun [help]
         <pubDate>Sun, 06 Sep 2029 16:20:00 +0000</pubDate>
                                                 ^
In addition, interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be 
improved by implementing the following recommendations.
line 6, column 41: Implausible date: 06 Sep 2029 16:20:00 +0000 [help]
      <pubDate>06 Sep 2029 16:20:00 +0000</pubDate>
                                         ^
line 15, column 3: Missing atom:link with rel="self" [help]
   </channel>
   ^

Click on "[help]" for more information on each error. Then go back to fix them.

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RSS Validator Errors at w3.org

 

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