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Grabaperch RSS feed.

Is there an RSS feed for the Grab a Perch blog I can hook into?

I have found https://grabaperch.com/rss but it doesn't validate.

W3C gives the message: interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendation: Feeds should not be served with the "text/html" media type.

Which suggests the feed may not be using the correct MIME type.

Simon Clay

Simon Clay 127 points

  • 2 years ago
Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

That's all there is for the blog.

Simon Clay

Simon Clay 127 points

Ok, thank you. It's not validating so I can't add it to my Feed reader.

But no problem, I'll check manually. I just wanted to flag it up to you.

https://validator.w3.org/feed/check.cgi?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgrabaperch.com%2Frss Shows a problem with MIME type.


Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

The issue is the link rather than the media type. i.e. it's a content issue.

Simon Clay

Simon Clay 127 points

I think it's the rel="self" line.

If you remove all the content and just validate the following by direct input, it flags up that line. But I can't figure why. I'm sure it's not bothering you too much, who uses rss these days anyway :)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<rss version="2.0"

    <title>Perch Blog</title>
    <atom:link href="https://grabaperch.com/rss" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" />
    <description>Blog posts</description>

Hussein Al Hammad

Hussein Al Hammad 105 points
Registered Developer

Hi Simon. It works fine for me on Feedly.

Simon Clay

Simon Clay 127 points

It must be my reader. Thanks.