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XF Rss validation

Claudio

Well-known member
#1
Many RSS validation services like http://validator.w3.org and http://feedvalidator.org mark the following errors:
  • Invalid email address
  • An item should not include both author and dc:creator
  • Ensure description precedes content:encodedcontent:encoded should not contain iframe tag
  • content:encoded should not contain relative URL references: styles/default/xenforo/clear.png
I'm just curious if these errors have a negative SEO impact or they don't affect it

http://validator.w3.org/feed/check.cgi?url=http://xenforo.com/community/forums/-/index.rss

http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http://xenforo.com/community/forums/-/index.rss
 
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#2
I would say it is important to follow it, but it will not break the syndication. SEO for RSS? Webmaster Tools will accept a RSS feed from XenForo with these problems and won't grown a bit about it. Few sites ever are fully W3C valid, as you probably know, always containing one problem or another, but its probably good that you pointed these out.
 
#3
I have similar issues when submitted our feed to a news aggregator. They wanted us to clean up our feed. Is anyone having a look into these?