[thelist] creating RSS pages

Nan Harbison nan at nanharbison.com
Wed Jun 10 12:20:50 CDT 2009


Hmmm, I am not sure I understand this! I am trying to have the page validate
on feedvalidator.org and it has to show up on a web page,  I am trying to
copy this page:
For a local TV station

I have followed directions on various how to do rss sites, and it doesn't
validate. I get an undefined root element, which was copied RIGHT from a

Thanks for your help.

-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Baratta [mailto:anthony at baratta.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 1:13 PM
To: nan at nanharbison.com; thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [thelist] creating RSS pages

Nan Harbison wrote:
> Hi All,
> For the first time I have to create an RSS feed. I googled it and 
> found lots of resources, but can't find the answer to one really 
> obvious question! What file extension do I use? I got error messages 
> with .php, if I use .xml, it doesn't read the php included that is 
> needed to draw the data out of the database.

It's not your local file extension. It's the HTTP content-type of the file
you send (and you can "name" the resulting file anything you want with the
HTTP headers).

Anthony Baratta

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