RSS validation from a textarea

It looks like I didn’t ever get around to blogging this at the time, but using it myself last night reminded me how handy it can be: if you don’t want to make a dozen changes in your published RSS just to see what the validator thinks about them, you can just paste a copy in my RSS Sandbox and twiddle there. It uses the validator’s SOAP interface, which is mostly why I wrote it in the first place. It’s ugly as sin, rough as a cob, and if you want to know “would it be valid if I did this to that?”, it’ll tell you.


Comment by Anonymous #
2004-05-18 16:08:39


Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2004-05-18 16:14:58

This apparently isn’t obvious, but: RSS validation in the textarea that appears in the page linked from the words ”RSS Sandbox” in the entry, not RSS validation from my comments textarea.

And the Sandbox validation is broken, and I haven’t got a clue why. It’s cute, since it fails-unsafe and tells you anything’s valid, but it doesn’t actually work. At all. Even there. Certainly not here.

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