Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog


I thought the point was that with Atom, there's no question that Phillip's example is incorrect: run that through an XML parser, and you do not get text/html, you get (not-)tag soup. But where in the RSS 2.0 spec can you point to, and say: "this prohibits once-encoded angle brackets" or "this requires that angle brackets which do not surround HTML tags must be re-escaped before being handed to an HTML renderer"? I'd never considered the re-escape idea before, but now it seems like as reasonable an interpretation of "(entity-encoded HTML is allowed)" as the existing interpretation that it means every RSS description is text/html as it comes out of the parser.
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by Phil Ringnalda