RSS Feed Validation

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RSS Feed Validation
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RSS feed validation is a validator for syndicated feeds. It works with RSS 0.90, 0.91, 0.92, 0.93, 0.94, 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0. It also validates Atom feeds.

To use it, simply enter the address of your feed and click Validate. If the validator finds any problems in your feed, it will give you messages for each type of problem and highlight where the problem first occurs in your feed. If you're unsure what a message means, click the "help" link next to the message for a fuller explanation.

What does it validate?

It validates RSS feeds against the rules defined in the RSS 2.0 specification. It also validates elements of commonly used namespaces:

  • blogChannel
  • Dublin Core
  • itunes
  • mod_admin
  • mod_syndication
  • mod_content

Note: For Atom feeds, it validates against RFC 4287, which describes version 1.0 of the Atom feed format.

 

Why a validator?

RSS validator is an attempt to codify the specification to make it easier to know when you're producing RSS correctly, and to help you fix it when you're not.

The validator also supports the IETF standard Atom format for syndicated feeds.

There are validators for other web technologies, such as HTML, CSS, and accessibility guidelines, and these have all proven quite popular. As personal news syndication is becoming more widespread, we saw a need for a comprehensive but easy-to-use validator for syndicated feeds.

Mainly RSS validator is used to check the syntax.

  • Feed Validator (formerly RSS Validator) - by Mark Pilgrim and Sam Ruby. Version 1.2.3 now validates multiple syndication formats: RSS 1.0, RSS 0.9x/2.0, and the newPie/Echo/Atom 0.2 feeds.
  • RSS Validator - If you are using RSS 0.91 or RSS0.92, then you can use this validator to validate your RSS Feed.
  • Experimental Online RSS 1.0, Validator - If you are using RSS 1.0, then you can use this validator.
  • Redland RSS 1.0 Validator and Viewer - This is not just a validator, but also it acts as an RSS to HTML converter.
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