As the title says.. I am trying to get stuff from the RSS feed but its displaying apostrophes showing as "' ;" when i try and use the merged RSS link. Has anybody else had this problem? Please help! (only without the space between the 9 and ;.
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apostrophes showing as "' ;"8 posts
' is most likely the HTML entity equivalent for the apostrophe (I can't confirm that without checking), but it's ben doubled escaped for some reason. This is a problem with some feeds. We do have some tags, however, that can resolve it in certain situations.. but I'd need to see your actual digest to tell you what to do.
my actual digest? Sorry im new to this, do you mean the output RSS? You can see it at http://app.feeddigest.com/digest3/TBPTLQ4LDG.rss
It only has one feed in it at the moment, and that is this: http://www.comedycentral.com/rss/jokes/index.jhtml
Thanks for the quick reply!
no its just creating this error in the feed, i am actually using this merged feed in a rss2html script and then displaying it on a webpage my own way, is there a way i could use some sort of templating to fix this problem? for example use php to find every place where its displaying ' ; and replace it with '?
Sure, you could do that, but you'd need to be familiar with the process.
One thing to try, perhaps, is to just try another system that can do this sort of thing for you to see if the error occurs again. Try http://www.feedblendr.com/ for example. It's free, and it might give a different result?
Thanks, i tried feedblendr and here is the result: http://feedblendr.com/blends/19328.rss it is empty, i tried using a php rss2html script earlier and the feed came out with errors. I guess the joke of the day feed is just dirty somehow. I am getting the best result with feed digest
There's definitely something wrong going on with it, as I just tried to use feedvalidator.org to validate it and it totally fried :-(
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