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Re: Atom link problem - my feed URL's filter by parameters &<something>=<something>, my feeds drop dead when I plug in the url with these parameters

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 12:13:03 +0000
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <B78E48A6-5927-4BDC-9007-DBF1B8AA0F30@dorward.me.uk>
To: Hanson.Michael@epamail.epa.gov

On 18 Nov 2009, at 11:29, Hanson.Michael@epamail.epa.gov wrote:

> Thanks you for replying,
> The feed renders properly in both IE and Firefox when I substitute
> "&amp;" for "&" in the Atom tag, however when I run it through the
> validator I get an error that the Atom tag URL does not match the page
> URL.

I *think* it is expecting the ~ characters to be represented as %7E.

I'm not sure if this is a bug or not.

>  Also, the URL with &amp; substitution will not return the feed
> (404-error innstead).

How are you testing it? Are you entering the XML encoded URL into your browser's address bar? You have to decode it from XML first (which will change &amp; into &).

David Dorward
Received on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 12:13:39 UTC

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