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Incorrect Spelling in some RSS Feeds!

Posted by geeknews at 10:56 PM on June 28, 2006

This article was updated due to inaccurate information that I want to make sure was corrected!

During testing of Blubrry, we found a very surprising spelling error in some RSS feeds on some Feedburner feeds but it does not appear to be there fault.

Some sites we have pulled in has this error “Unexpected lenght attribute on enclosure element” There appears to be a number of sites with this error were gonna do some investigation and see if we can help the podcasters on those sits as some developer must have been typing fast and mis-spelled LENGTH

Update: We did some more checking and it appears that this is coming from a subset of sites I am going to pass the info to feedburner as it appears that not all feeds are affected! Apologies to the Feedburner crew for thinking it was them.

2 Comments

  1. From jchavezb at 12:02 am on June 29, 2006

    Hi geeknews,

    After doing a check of our enclosure code, I’m pretty sure the error isn’t coming from a Feedburner generated tag. Most likely it’s coming from something downstream to us in the originating feed.

    Just to make sure, I did a quick search for that mispelling and actually found one in a validation message but nothing that would generate a tag.

    Given the number of publishers using our podcast features, an error like this would usually show up in tons of instances. Nevertheless, we’ll keep this report in mind and I’ll keep a lookout to see if we start getting more reports from other publishers. One can never be to sure.

    Feel free to drop us a note at our support email or forums and we’d be glad to investigagte the particular feed.

    Thank you,
    Jessie Chavez
    Feedburner Engineering Team

  2. From farcalled at 3:45 pm on June 29, 2006

    Re incorrect spelling, the word “there” is mispelt in this post.