Re: problem with mis-configured RDF feed
Karl Kuehn <larkost <at> softhome.net>
2004-05-04 18:57:40 GMT
I have talked to Rob Griffiths over at MacOSXHints.com, and done a
little more troubleshooting. Unfortunately it looks like it is going to
be a bit of work getting the site into conformance so that this can
The problem is that GeekLog (the engine he is using) seems to play
fast and loose with the encoding, and so in one spot it says that the
encoding is one thing, and in another it says something different,
without actually modifying the content. For most text this is not a
problem, but the moment you have a higher-byte character this plays
havoc with the XML parsers that are used to read the RDF feed.
When I get some time I am going to try and help him clean up his site
some and get everything moved over to UFT-8 (hmm...
multilingual-capable goodness....). I might even try and get my changes
back-ported to Geeklog (assuming they haven't corrected things in the
mean time). The biggest issue is going to be converting all of the
submissions that are already in the database from the curent Windows
Latin 1/iso-8859-1 format into UTF-8. I think that there might be an
encoding command in MySQL that I can use, but need to look into it.
If anyone has already seen this done for Geeklog, would you give me a
heads up. I found a few people having the same issues over on their web
boards, but no submitted patches.
larkost <at> softhome.net
On May 4, 2004, at 12:23 PM, Karl Kuehn wrote:
> As a regular reader of MacOSXHints.com I have been subscribing to
> their RDF (think RSS) feed for a while, and when OmniWeb become a RSS