#685 RSS 2.0 Feed from Planet is Empty
Closed: Fixed None Opened 14 years ago by ctyler.

The RSS 2.0 feed from the planet is empty (http://planet.fedoraproject.org/rss20.xml), although the Ajax feed contains correct content (http://planet.fedoraproject.org/atom.xml).

Please reopen if you see any other issues come up.

That's very strange. I looked soon after this ticket was filed, and the feed was indeed empty, but it seems fine now. I guess we'll have to keep an eye on it and investigate the next time it happens. Closing this ticket now (but please re-open if it happens again).

This problem seems to have reappeared. The Planet's RSS feed is currently empty, the Atom feed is OK (though it has a few hiccups of its own, which is why I'm trying to use the RSS feed).

Assigning to skvidal - he'll probably know more about planet stuff - please keep updating the ticket whenever this problem shows up!

It doesn't appear to be empty anymore. I just checked and the rss 2.0 link has content in it.

Can you make sure you've flushed any cache you have and/or make sure you're not behind a proxy?

It's back! My current theory is that there's some type of content that causes the planet software to miss-process the rss feed, and once that's scrolled out of the feed window, it returns to normal. As before, the Ajax feed is currently valid, the rss feed is empty.

Correction: it looks like the document is not empty, just invalid. Neither Firefox nor Magpie-RSS can parse the feed in the current state.

Using xmllint, it appears that there are some entity reference problems, and xmlwf points out an invalid token. Neither of these errors are reported against the atom version of the feed.

Thanks for the quick catch! I tried passing current bad feed through the validator and found a couple of errors including the entity problem that you mentioned. I just pushed a couple of changes to the template to escape those (and fix the other validation errors), so our feed should be fully valid now.

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