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SparkieGeek:
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=.xml&type=rss

Errors in Win/IE6 and Moz FB 0.7+


--- Quote ---XML Parsing Error: undefined entity
Location: http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=.xml&type=rss
Line Number 72, Column 12:         <author>&shy; &ordf;cf</author>
--- End quote ---

The hint arrow points at the &shy; ...

[Unknown]:
Well, the problem is xml doesn't use any predefined entities... (except the four main ones.) know of any DTDs I could use to get them?

-[Unknown]

SparkieGeek:
Well the way I see it, you'd have to write a DTD which cross-references &shy; with something like ALT text...

[Unknown]:
&shy; is just another standard HTML entity.  I don't see why I should have to write a DTD for standard entities... it's not something the feed is doing, is part of the name of the member. (if you look at the source.)

-[Unknown]

SparkieGeek:

--- Quote from: [Unknown] on February 05, 2004, 02:15:07 PM ---&shy; is just another standard HTML entity.  I don't see why I should have to write a DTD for standard entities... it's not something the feed is doing, is part of the name of the member. (if you look at the source.)

-[Unknown]

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Sorry got confused there. I didn't realise what was going on, cos I couldn't view the source properly.

OK so &shy; is an entity in HTML, but isn't included in the XML standard. The way i see it you have two choices:

1. Switch the HTML entities that aren't in XML (here's a list of ones that are) to there ASCII/Unicode equivalents (look down the bottom of the page)
2. Find or write a DOCTYPE to do the same thing...

Should RSS2 have a DOCTYPE? I'm not up to scratch on these things

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