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I have an RSS feed on my site I made 6 months ago. It is starting to get popular so I wanted to make sure it is working at 100%. Is there anyway to verify my RSS feed to make sure everyone can view it without errors?
Thanks in advance for your help!
The biggest issues are ill-formed feeds, charset issues, MIME type issues and server misconfigurations (which often cause the previous two problems). Your feed should be declaring its charset via a HTTP header, and have the MIME type
Using the RSS validator you mentioned, I was able to use its suggestions and validate my RSS. It looks good now.
The only thing I am wondering about though is defining the MIME type. I am not doing that on my RSS feed. Should I be? It validated fine.
It could be because the rss page is a php page. I have a php script that updates with the latest news via my database. It puts it in an rss format for others to view.
I have it working fine on my website on the homepage. I have an rss reader script that shows the latest 5 rss feeds from my feed.
Hope that made sense ;)