XML validation errors in my blog

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    My site is hosted on WordPress.com and the following validation checks indicate a problem with invalid XML in one of my posts. The URLs for the checks are as follows:



    The checks indicate that there is invalid XML in line 152: http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fithappenedinthecafe.com%2Ffeed%2F#l152.

    Would someone please let me know how this error can be fixed? Since I can’t view or modify the tags even in Text view, it’s unclear to me how this can be fixed.
    Blog url: http://ithappenedinthecafe.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is ithappenedinthecafe.com.



    Hi ~ Just checking back to see if anyone has suggestions on how to resolve this issue.

    Thanks in advance for any help on this!



    Hi there,
    Thanks for the report. I have flagged this thread for Staff intervention.



    @connierock: I’ve removed invalid characters from one of your posts, and your feed is now valid. The feed validator you linked to is also seeing it as valid (with some suggestions). So that I can assist you better, could you let me know the context in which you are trying to use the feed, please? Do you see any errors when subscribing, and if you, what service/app are you using to subscribe?



    Thank you very much, @timethief and @jenia, I appreciate the help! @jenia, to answer your questions, I’m trying to do a couple of different things:

    1. I’m considering submitting my blog feed to syndication services, and before I do that, I just wanted to make sure that the feed was valid first. Looks like I can subscribe to the feed using IE9 and Google Reader, so that’s great. (Thanks again for fixing the invalid characters.) Is there any way I can fix invalid characters myself, if this occurs again?
    2. I’m still having a problem submitting my podcast to iTunes. I created a podcast and submitted it to Feedburner, as directed in the WordPress Help. I then tested the podcast by trying to subscribe to it in iTunes, as directed in Apple’s documentation. To troubleshoot, I then checked the Feedburner PodMedic results for the podcast feed, and I’m getting the following results for 5 links: First, for a .jpg link: “Media enclosure not created because: A general error occured creating the enclosure. We sincerely wish we could provide more concrete detail, but alas. It eludes us.” The second error, which occurs for 4 links, is as follows: “Media enclosure not created because: The content type returned from your host server was a text type, not a binary media type. Podcast content should always return a binary media type, such as audio/mpeg for audio, or video/mpeg for video.” Do you know what might be causing this? (If troubleshooting this issue is beyond the scope of this forum/WordPress.com support, I understand; just thought I’d ask).


    Whenever this happens again, feel free to contact us so we can remove the invalid characters for you.

    To start podcasting, please follow the steps in this instruction guide: http://en.support.wordpress.com/audio/podcasting/

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