[thelist] RSS Feed errors - encoding issues

Anthony Baratta anthony at baratta.com
Wed Oct 18 23:33:53 CDT 2006

Paul Bennett wrote:
> OK, that's weird, in Notepad and Notepad++, the character is appearing as an empty black square, but when the email is sent, it comes through as an apostrophe. (The RSS file is encoded as UTF-8 btw.)

Another thing you can do is HTML Encode the trouble text and track down 
the character element by it's code.

It might be from cut and paste text from Word into your HTML Forms. That 
can cause weird character issues.

Lastly have you considered using the CDATA element to protect your XML 
from weird characters? I'm not sure if CDATA is valid for RSS feeds, but 
it might be worth a shot.

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