The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Something else I might need to code around

For those that read the LiveJournal feed of this site, I apollogize for sending a flood of entries your way.

It's something I have to remember—that the <title> element of the RSS feed cannot contain named HTML entities since RSS is messed up that way. I need to use the numeric versions.

What happened is this—I titled an October 7th entry “A Møøse once bit my sister …” and used &oslash;&oslash; in the title. The LiveJournal RSS parser rejected the feed because of that. And because of that, my entries since the 7th haven't been showing up.

I just became aware of the situation and fixed the title (by replacing &oslash;&oslash; with &#248;&#248;) which means a sudden influx of twelve (or thirteen if this gets in with the current batch) entries.

Sorry about that.

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