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#255228 04/02/2014 3:32 PM
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I happened to test it in IE 9 but I believe it pops up in other versions as well.
When the user clicks the link to one of our RSS feeds, this message shows up...

ERROR MESSAGE:
Whitespace is not allowed at this location.
Line: 8 Character: 33
<generator>Piano World Piano & Digital Piano Forums - UBB.threads(tm)</generator>


A list of our current rss feeds http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2255458/

We are on 7.5.8

As always, thanks for any help.



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Your RSS feeds can be validated @ http://validator.w3.org/feed/

Running your feed through the validator looks like where "generator" is expecting the name of the software which created the feed, it's actually receiving the website name and the software -- in UBBT's case, the forum title string ( {$config.COMMUNITY_TITLE} ).

solution 1:
Remove the "&" symbol from your site title. Replace with with "&amp;" or "and", to make your title string "HTML Friendly"

solution 2:
The entire <generator>blah blah</generator> is completely optional and only necessary for tracking purposes. It can be removed entirely.
ref1: http://validator.w3.org/feed/docs/rss2.html
ref2: http://www.rssboard.org/rss-profile#element-channel-generator

Find and remove the following line from templates/myfeeds.tpl
Code
		<generator>{$config.COMMUNITY_TITLE}</generator>

Find and remove the following line from templates/rss_xml.tpl
Code
		<generator>{$config.COMMUNITY_TITLE} - UBB.threads(tm)</generator>

Using any "generator" tags -- even without with version numbers -- in web code, can make it easier for an attacker to search out exploits to use if he wanted to breach your website's security.

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UBBT BUG: The "{$config.COMMUNITY_TITLE}" string should not even be in the generator meta field, because it is not a generator, it is a title.


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Thanks id242, I made our title string HTML friendly as suggested. It didn't cure the rss feed issue but it should have been done anyway.

However making the changes in the myfeeds.tpl and rss_xml.tpl as you suggested did the trick!



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Originally Posted by id242
UBBT BUG: The "{$config.COMMUNITY_TITLE}" string should not even be in the generator meta field, because it is not a generator, it is a title.
+1


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