Incorrect Spelling in some RSS Feeds!

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.

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Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.

2 thoughts on “Incorrect Spelling in some RSS Feeds!

  1. 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

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