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r0nn1ef



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I downloaded the new beta and have a questions. I looked through the sample feed that was installed and some have CDATA tags in the discriptions with HTML, but some do not and those use the > and <. Am I missing something here or is there a way to tell your feed to use the CDATA tags to wrap your descriptions?

The reason I ask is that most of my feeds are used in Flash HTML text fields and I don't want to see a
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<br>
tag in the text which is produced by the feed using &gt; and &lt; rather than the HTML tags.

Overall though, nice app! It really makes creating the feeds a snap!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:08 am Reply with quoteBack to top

CDATA tags are used to enclose a description when FeedForAll notices that there is a lot of HTML tags in the description, and determines that it would be a lot 'cleaner' to simply enclose the whole description inside CDATA tags.

If there are just a few HTML entities (i.e. <br>, <i>, etc.) then FeedForAll simply does the proper XML encoding of the tags.

In XML, a '<br>' should be encoded to '&lt;br&gt;'. This is the correct encoding. If that is causing problems, then it may have something to do with the other application you are using.

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r0nn1ef



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Location: Colorado Springs, CO, USA

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:13 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for the "insight" on how this thing works. I did some more researching on entities and the Flash XML processor. It appears that the processor in Flash is not a validating parser or a non-validating parser either one according to the article that I found: http://www.webreference.com/xml/column82/2.html. Adobe/Macromedia just built what they thought was useful, never mind what the W3C standars say. (Kind of makes building to standards with their products hard.)

Anyway, thanks for the help.

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