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rss validation problem with amazon links
invalid characters

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Msg#: 4235378 posted 6:53 pm on Nov 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

Driving me nuts so any help greatly appreciated. I have a feed that has some links to amazon.com pages where the url contains parameters, as in


(munged to make sure not a valid url)

when I try to validate, I get errors so, for example, the = sign is flagged as a bad character.

I've tried cdata but not sure I got i correct, and can't get it to work.

This thing with rss feeds, encodings and errors has been plaguing me for years, in one form or another.

Help would be seriously appreciated both for this particular instance, and the general issue. I've spent hours trying to find solutions on the net, but no joy.



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Msg#: 4235378 posted 5:55 am on Dec 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

These are links within feeds themselves? Which tag do you have the URL in? <enclosure>? <link>?

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