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Recent Broken Feed

Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 01:46
by gbcox
Just noticed that this one stopped working....

http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/feed/

Getting LibXML error 5 at line 374 (column 183): Extra content at the end of the document

It was working after the switch from simplepie. I was having issues with git pull not getting all the updates, so did a re-clone this AM, and that is when I noticed the issue.

Re: Recent Broken Feed

Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 03:47
by cqrt
I don't know if it's the cause, but an article titled 'Dissents Of The Day, Ctd' in that feed has an invalid XML character, unicode 0x19, which is 'End of Medium' or 'EM'. That unicode character is not allowed to exist in an XML document.

Re: Recent Broken Feed

Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 03:51
by Latimer
Well, this feed is quite literally broken because of some garbage character in one of the attributes. Would you be willing to try this plugin and see if it helps: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2123

Re: Recent Broken Feed

Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 04:16
by gbcox
I'll wait to see what Fox says... I don't have any issue with asking them to fix it if it's indeed their issue. It was working fine with no problem until recently, somewhere between 1.79 and current trunk.

I did take a look at the xml source:

ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />]]></content:encoded>

The error message is saying now it has a problem at column 183 which is the = in width="1"

Re: Recent Broken Feed

Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 09:47
by fox
You can also try xmllint plugin.

Re: Recent Broken Feed

Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 21:42
by gbcox
Thanks. I'll report the issue to the website and ask them to correct. This morning the post rolled off and the floodgates opened.

Re: Recent Broken Feed

Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 23:06
by cqrt
You can literally see the character on the front end. Visit http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/06/ ... day-ctd-9/ , half way down find this quoted paragraph.

Baseball teams like Billy Beane’s Oakland A’s (immortalized in Michael Lewis’s best-seller “Moneyball”) have embraced new number-crunching approaches to scouting players with remarkable success… And New York City has used data analytics to find new efficiencies in everything from disaster response, to identifying stores selling bootleg cigarettes, to steering overburdened housing inspectors directly to buildings most in need of their attention.


Hover your mouse over the link titled 'has used' and check out the popup tooltip (link title). You will see what looks like a sideways T. That's unicode 0x19 and it's naughty. :)

Re: Recent Broken Feed

Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 23:28
by gbcox
Excellent...
Thanks for the information, I'll let them know.

Re: Recent Broken Feed

Posted: 13 Jun 2013, 23:38
by gbcox
Looks like they already fixed it... don't see the error on the webpage.

Re: Recent Broken Feed

Posted: 14 Jun 2013, 07:24
by cqrt
Yeah looks like they have deleted the 'title' attributes on ALL links. One way to be sure I guess.

Re: Recent Broken Feed

Posted: 14 Jun 2013, 07:40
by gbcox
Yes, they were very responsive and did their best to fix it as fast as possible.