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XML Parsing Error on Blogger

12:25 am on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Help: I'm a new-ish blog user and have recently encountered a problem where my live bookmarks "failed to load."

When I go search for the problem, I get this:

"XML Parsing Error: prefix not bound to a namespace
Location: http://example.blogspot.com/atom.xml
Line Number 775, Column 67:<span style="font-size:180%;">Prime Minister Paul Martin Defends <st1:country-region st="on">

Needless to say, I have no clue what that means or how to get rid of the offending item. The text is part of a blog I wrote on an election item. Since I posted that blog, the live bookmarks don't work anymore.

Should I remove the entry and repost it? It is currently just a draft.

If someone can advise me in plain English, I would very much appreciate the help.


<No personal URLs - use "example" in code>

[edited by: tedster at 3:11 am (utc) on Mar. 28, 2006]

5:47 am on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

It doesn't like
<st1:country-region st="on">
1:28 am on Mar 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Yah, I got that, but how do I take it out? If I go into the Blogger template, I can't find that line or that code -- at least I don't know where to look for it to take it out.

Can you send me in the right direction for removal of the offending string?


12:35 am on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

More Problems.

The errant string is now morphing!

The Parsing Error is now related to a whole 'nother blog entry that wasn't having any problems before.

The new bad string is:

<o:p> </o:p>The year I was 13, my familiy travelled to <st1:state st="on">

How do I find out what the problem is?
How do I take it out?

ANYONE who's good with blogs and can advise me in really simple language about what's happening win's the geek kindness award.


7:56 pm on Apr 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

I believe the "o" prefix is used by Microsoft Office XML; you'll need to declare the namespace or remove the tag.

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