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vigodsky



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Suddenly my xml feed is not validating. Below is the Feed Validator result although I'm finding the same thing on several others. Why is this happening???


Source: http://atlantasidestreets.com/Atlanta_Sidestreets.xml

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">
<head>
<title>404 - Page Not Found</title>
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:37 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I tried to go to your feed, http://atlantasidestreets.com/Atlanta_Sidestreets.xml, but received a 404 "Page Not Found" error. That indicates that Atlanta_Sidestreets.xml no longer resides on http://atlantasidestreets.com/

The first thing you'll want to do is check the upload settings in FFA, then re-publish the feed and try to access it. If you still receive a 404 error, that means the feed is being published to a location other than http://atlantasidestreets.com/, so you'll want to go in to FFA and go to Feed - Publish, then click on Edit and modify the Feed, Image and Enclosure paths to point at the correct directory on your FTP server.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Sorry, but I'm still having a problem resolving this xml recognition issue. I've confirmed my FTP pathway from FFA to my web hoster and it is valid, correct and working. Is there some FFA software update I'm not aware of? It's odd that one day I'm validating with no problem and the next, I'm getting a 404. Below is the body of the Feed Validator message. Many thanks.


FEED Validator

for Atom and RSS and KML

It looks like this is a web page, not a feed. I looked for a feed associated with this page, but couldn't find one. Please enter the address of your feed to validate.
Source: http://atlantasidestreets.com/Atlanta_Sidestreets.xml

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">
<head>
<title>404 - Page Not Found</title>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<meta name="robots" content="noarchive" />
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://www.dragndropbuilder.com/developer/none.ico" />

<style type="text/css">
body {
background: url(http://www.dragndropbuilder.com/images/404background.jpg);
font-family: Helvetica, arial, sans-serif;
color: #ccc;
}
.alert-container {
background: url(http://www.dragndropbuilder.com/images/404_textbox.png);
width: 918px;
height: 142px;
margin: 82px auto 0px;
}
.alert-inner {
padding: 24px 0px 0px 209px;
}
.alert-heading {
font-size: 50px;
font-weight: bold;
line-height: 50px;
}
.alert-subheading {
margin-top: 8px;
font-size: 28px;
line-height: 28px;
}
.redirect {
width: 918px;
margin: 24px auto 0px;
font-size: 14px;
line-height: 14px;
text-align: center;
}
.redirect a {
color: #ffb300;
text-decoration: none;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div class="alert-container">
<div class="alert-inner">
<div class="alert-heading">404 - Page Not Found</div>
<div class="alert-subheading">Sorry, the page you are looking for does not exist</div>
</div>
</div>
<div class="redirect">Please check the URL. Otherwise, <a href='/'>click here</a> to be redirected to the homepage.</div>
</body>
</html>


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:37 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hm... you may want to speak with your web hosting provider or web master, then. If you've confirmed the FTP path in FFA and are receiving confirmation that the file is being uploaded, then it's being placed somewhere other than the root of http://atlantasidestreets.com/ as there is no Atlanta_Sidestreets.xml that resides on the root of your website.

Once you find out where that file is located, you can either update the feed link with the valid link or you can have the file moved to the appropriate location but if you do, make sure you update the upload/publish settings in FFA to match so it doesn't publish the file to the wrong location next time.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

One other thing, please.

I notice in the FFA XML source window that my auto discovery code is not showing up and I'm unable to put it at top where it needs to be when attempting to edit it there. Below is the FFA xml file name you assigned me that I've been using from the very beginning.

I successfully inserted it directly onto my web page's file manager.

That's odd isn't it?

Feed Title:Atlanta Sidestreets
Feed URL:http://atlantasidestreets.com/Atlanta_Sidestreets.xml
Copy the following into your webpage
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Atlanta
Sidestreets" href="http://atlantasidestreets.com/Atlanta_Sidestreets.xml"
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:38 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hm... that is a bit odd. When you go to View - XML Source, does it show you the full source?

If so, when you modify the contents of the source then close it, does it ask you to save your changes?

If it does, please do so, then go back to View - XML Source and let us know if the changes you've made are present.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Below is how my XML Source looks before I attempt to edit and save:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<rss version="2.0">
<channel>
<title>Atlanta Sidestreets</title>
<description>Broadcast Archive</description>
<link>http://atlantasidestreets.com</link>
<docs>http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss</docs>
<lastBuildDate>Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:00:06 -0500</lastBuildDate>
<pubDate>Mon, 8 Dec 2014 12:19:48 -0500</pubDate>
<generator>FeedForAll v2.0 (2.0.2.9) http://www.feedforall.com</generator>
<item>
<title>Christmas Audio Highlights</title>
<description>George&apos;s was a lot more than a burger and beer joint.</description>
<link>http://atlantsidestreets.com</link>
<guid isPermaLink="false">C2BCAA54-6D2B-4C9F-AAE9-76C80A78D26F</guid>
<pubDate>Mon, 8 Dec 2014 12:19:04 -0500</pubDate>
</item>
</channel>
</rss>

It looks the same way as above, unchanged, AFTER I've attempted to insert the auto discovery code below:

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Atlanta
Sidestreets" href="http://atlantasidestreets.com/Atlanta_Sidestreets.xml"
/>

BETWEEN the HEADER:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<rss version="2.0">

and the

<channel>


and then attempt to save it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:51 am Reply with quoteBack to top

The feed discovery code:

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Atlanta
Sidestreets" href="http://atlantasidestreets.com/Atlanta_Sidestreets.xml"

isn't 'sticking' in your feed because it isn't valid RSS XML code. However, it doesn't belong in the feed anyway. The purpose of 'feed discovery code' is to be added to the index/default webpage of a website so that a visitor to the site can find the site's RSS feed.

The code should be added to the default/index webpage, not the feed.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Add auto-discovery code to the HTML header section on your web page for web browsers to automatically display a feed icon in the address bar.

Users will click the feed icon to easily subscribe to your feed with their browser's RSS reader or their preferred RSS reader.

How to create and implement the auto-discovery code: http://www.feedforall.com/autodiscovery.htm

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