HTML in RSS TITLE nodes


Man, I subscribed to Reiter’s Wireless Data Web Log in my aggregator and I see escaped HTML in the ITEM / TITLE nodes.  The 2.0 spec doesn’t specifically say text only in TITLE nodes as far as I can tell, but this is a deal breaker for me.  I look at HTML all day long.  I don’t want to read through it at home.  Unsubscribed.

Comments (4)

  1. Ryan Gregg says:

    What reader are you using? SharpReader seems to actually parse out the HTML and handle that feed nicely, so you don’t have to look at HTML.

  2. Randy says:

    I believe he is using RSSBandit and he is right the Subject line does have some escaped HTML as he puts it. I use SharpReader as well most of the time.

  3. Tosh Meston says:

    Yes, RSS Bandit.

  4. Tosh Meston says:

    I wouldn’t claim this to be a bug in the aggregator, but more of a spec defect (unless of course I am wrong and the spec does say text only in these nodes). Feel free send a pointer to where text-only is spec’d.

    Thanks,

    – T –