W3C Feed Validation Service with SOAP

Do you remember to check the validity of your feeds every now and then, preferably after each new post you make? I know I sometimes forget. Errors in your feed can lead to it not being parsed by certain feed readers, as noted in IE7 will only support well-formed RSS feeds. And you probably don’t want that to happen.

The Feed Validator for Atom and RSS that Mark Pilgrim and Sam Ruby created has been online for a long time, but it is now also available at the W3C website: W3C Feed Validation Service. Of special interest to developers of software that create feeds is that The W3C Feed Validator exposes its Web service as a SOAP 1.2 interface, which you can use in your own applications..

Posted on December 4, 2005 in Quicklinks, Web Standards


  1. I’ve been using the perl script so graciously provided by Ben Hammersly for almost a year now. It hasn’t let me down yet, and it validates my site every time I do an update to my feedreader. If you’re interested you can find it at http://www.benhammersley.com/code/xhtmlvalidatortorsssource.html

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