[development] PHP 5 > aggregator.module rewrite to XML API?
gerhard at killesreiter.de
Tue Jun 19 19:17:30 UTC 2007
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Earl Miles schrieb:
> Larry Garfield wrote:
>> Disclaimer: I am not an RSS guru, just a pedant. :-)
>> RSS is XML. The XML spec explicitly says that invalid files should be
>> discarded, not guessed at the way HTML is. Trying to make sense of a
>> broken RSS feed is explicitly contrary to the spec. So, er, why are
>> we spending so much time trying to sanitize? If it doesn't parse
>> correctly, report an error "this site's RSS feed is f*ed up, tell 'em
>> to fix it". Am I missing something here?
> Because most people don't care if a site's XML is a little messed up.
> They care about the data; throwing away the data for trivial errors will
> upset the consumers of the data.
Then they should direct their complaints to the providers of said broken
data. Drupal has had a rather good record wrt not validating somebody
else's broken feeds. Did this change?
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