Some Google News RSS Subscriptions Not Validating?

Jan 26, 2010 • 8:10 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

The Google News Help forums has a couple of reports that Google News RSS feed is not working properly. Some are complaining they cannot subscribe to Google News searches and some are complaining they are not validating properly.

I know that my tests seem to work just fine and I am able to subscribe to Google News searches via Google Reader. However, when I plug in those RSS URLs into FeedValidator.org, the feeds are not valid, according to them. Here is a sample showing the errors of the Google News rss searches.

There is no word from Google on this as of yet. We know Google News had issues with RSS feeds in the past.

Forum discussion at Google News Help.

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Comments:

Bob Denny

05/25/2010 02:53 am

Probably the illegal pubDates in Google feeds. They are not RFC-822 compliant as required by the RSS spec. The authors of the readers that work probably added hacks to their code to parse the illegal formats. I have reported this to Google News.

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