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  • Problem with RSS Feed in Forum when submitting to iTunes

    I have an RSS2 Feed here:

    http://forums.ancestry-world.com/ext...&forumids=1862

    I've submitted my podcast to iTunes and received the following message:

    "The podcast located at the URL shown below has been blocked or removed from the iTunes directory as a result of technical problems with the feed.

    Name: Ancestry World Forums - Polish Genealogy Podcast
    Feed URL: http://forums.ancestry-world.com/ext...&forumids=1862 "

    I've followed the instructions in the manual for enabling an RSS feed on a forum.
    Could someone take a look at the source code and tell me what's wrong?

    Thanks.

    Dave

  • #2
    Figured a few things out. Where do I change the code

    Well, I figured out that there is a feed validator located at http://www.feedvalidator.org/
    Putting my feed in I learned:

    Code:
    This feed is valid, but interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendations.
    
        
    • line 1, column 31: Obscure XML character encoding: ISO-8859-13 [help]
      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-13"?> ^
    • line 16, column 2: iTunes elements should only be present in feeds encoded as UTF-8 [help]
      <itunes:author>David Newman</itunes:author> ^
    • line 98, column 474: Use commas to separate keywords [help]
      ... itunes:keywords>Polish Genealogy Podcast</itunes:keywords></item>
    Now, where do I go in vBulletin Admin to correct these issues?
    Thanks

    Dave

    Comment


    • #3
      The encoding is the basic encoding that you set for your site in Language Manager > edit your language > HTML Character Set. The default is "ISO-8859-1"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lynne View Post
        The encoding is the basic encoding that you set for your site in Language Manager > edit your language > HTML Character Set. The default is "ISO-8859-1"
        Thanks. I've changed it to UTF-8. However, I've tried to subscribe to my podcast in Itunes via the Feed URL but there still is a problem. When I use feed validator I still see the ISO-8859-1 listed in the feed. Am I going to have to re-create the feed in order to get the UTF-8 to display?

        Comment


        • #5
          Don't forget that the feed is cached. I think default is 60 seconds. So if you made a change, you won't see it for that amount of time.

          I currently see this in the page source for your feed:
          HTML Code:
          <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

          Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lynne View Post
            Don't forget that the feed is cached. I think default is 60 seconds. So if you made a change, you won't see it for that amount of time.

            I currently see this in the page source for your feed:
            HTML Code:
            <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
            Thanks. That helped. However I have one more validation issue. I just need to know the php file to make a change:

            Code:
            • <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
            • <rss version="2.0" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:content="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/" xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd">
            • <channel>
            • <title>Ancestry World Forums - Polish Genealogy Podcast</title>
            • <link>http://forums.ancestry-world.com</link>
            • <description>A podcast for genealogists researching their Polish Ancestors by David Newman</description>
            • <language>en</language>
            • <lastBuildDate>Fri, 11 Nov 2011 10:49:24 GMT</lastBuildDate>
            • <generator>vBulletin</generator>
            • <ttl>60</ttl>
            • <image>
            • <url>http://forums.ancestry-world.com/images/misc/rss.jpg</url>
            • <title>Ancestry World Forums - Polish Genealogy Podcast</title>
            • <link>http://forums.ancestry-world.com</link>
            • </image>
            • <itunes:summary>David Newman discusses and asks questions about Polish Genealogy</itunes:summary>
            • <itunes:owner>
            • <itunes:email>[email protected]</itunes:email>
            • </itunes:owner>
            • <itunes:image href="http://forums.ancestry-world.com/images/external/Polish_Genealogy_Podcast_Eagle.png" />
            • <itunes:keywords>polish, genealogy,polish genealogy</itunes:keywords>
            • <itunes:category text="Society &amp; Culture">
            • <itunes:category text="History" />
            • </itunes:category>
            • <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
            • <item>
            • <title>Polish Genealogy Podcast Episode #1</title>
            • <link>http://forums.ancestry-world.com/showthread.php?t=9679&amp;goto=newpost</link>
            • <pubDate>Mon, 07 Nov 2011 04:20:52 GMT</pubDate>
            • <description>Dzien Dobry i Witam Panstwa. Hello and welcome to the Polish Genealogy Podcast. This is Podcast #1 recorded on Sunday November 6th, 2011. I am your...</description>
            • <content:encoded><![CDATA[<div>Dzien Dobry i Witam Panstwa. Hello and welcome to the Polish Genealogy Podcast. This is Podcast #1 recorded on Sunday November 6th, 2011. I am your host David Newman<br />
            • <br />
            • I decided to create The Polish Genealogy Podcast after listening to two other great genealogical podcasts. While browsing the internet, I stumbled upon <u>The Genealogy Guys Podcast</u>. George Morgan and Drew Smith along with AHAH Seminars produce a genealogical show that discusses news, events and answers genealogical questions from listeners of their show. George and Drew also record their show on location at various genealogical conferences. You can download, listen and learn more about the Genealogy Guys Podcast by going to their website at: <a href="http://genealogyguys.com" target="_blank">http://genealogyguys.com</a> I will put all the website addresses I talk about in the Show Notes<br />
            • <br />
            • While listening to their show, they mention another genealogy podcast called <u>Genealogy Gems Podcast</u> produced by Lisa Louise Cook. Lisa's show provides quick and innovative ways to make the absolute most of your research time and create innovative ways to display your family history. She accomplishes this by sharing her research discoveries/tips and tricks on her podcast. She also has interesting guest interviews on her show that brings a more lively genealogy learning experience. <br />
            • <br />
            • You can listen and learn more about the Genealogy Gems Podcast by going to her website at: <a href="http://genealogygems.tv" target="_blank">http://genealogygems.tv</a><br />
            • <br />
            • Maria Northcote just started an Australian Genealogy Podcast called <u>Genies Down Under</u>, Her website is: <a href="http://www.geniesdownunder.com.au/" target="_blank">http://www.geniesdownunder.com.au/</a><br />
            • <br />
            • There's no doubt, other ethnic genealogy podcasts are now available. I could not find a Polish Genealogy Podcast, so I decided to create one myself.<br />
            • <br />
            • I have 15 years research experience with my own Polish Ancestry. I've traveled to Poland 8 times in the past 11 years. In 2005, I married my wife Agnieszka in Poland. I give presentations on Polish Genealogy to the Family History Center and local area genealogical societies. I'm president of the Polish Genealogical Society of New York State. Throughout the years I've acquired a vast amount of knowledge and have networked with others in the Polish Genealogical Community as well as the Polish Community (Polonia). <br />
            • <br />
            • I created this podcast to share my experiences and knowledge with anyone interested in finding their Polish Ancestors, by providing a means for them to learn, at their convenience, how to save time and research effort, to inform them that there is plenty help available, they just have to know where to look. I also created this podcast to help foster a Polish Genealogical Network of people that helps each other with their research.<br />
            • <br />
            • The Polish Genealogy Podcast will be recorded monthly about an hour each episode and cover: <br />
            • <br />
            • 1) Polish Genealogy News/Events<br />
            • 2) Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Polish Research Topics<br />
            • 3) Answer questions relating to Polish Genealogy<br />
            • 4) Interviews with others in the Polish Genealogical Community.<br />
            • <br />
            • The Polish Genealogy Podcast can be download from ITunes and<br />
            • <a href="http://forums.ancestry-world.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1862" target="_blank">http://forums.ancestry-world.com/for...lay.php?f=1862</a><br />
            • Please also visit the Polish Genealogy Facebook <br />
            • <a href="http://http://www.facebook.com/pages/Polish-Genealogy-Podcast/285532868135833?sk=wall" target="_blank">http://http://www.facebook.com/pages...135833?sk=wall</a><br />
            • <br />
            • I will never claim to know everything about researching Polish Ancestry. If I don't know the answer, I will know where to direct someone to find the answer. <br />
            • <br />
            • I look forward to discussing Polish Genealogy with you.<br />
            • <br />
            • Dowizenia i Dozobaczenia<br />
            • See you and Goodbye<br />
            • <br />
            • David Newman</div>
            • <br />
            • <div style="padding:6px">
            • <fieldset class="fieldset">
            • <legend>Attached Files</legend>
            • <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" border="0">
            • <tr>
            • <td><img class="inlineimg" src="http://forums.ancestry-world.com/images/attach/mp3.gif" alt="File Type: mp3" width="16" height="16" border="0" style="vertical-align:baseline" /></td>
            • <td><a href="http://forums.ancestry-world.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=41&amp;d=1320639013" target="_blank">Polish_Genealogy_Podcast_001.mp3</a> (5.02 MB)</td>
            • </tr>
            • </table>
            • </fieldset>
            • </div>
            • ]]></content:encoded>
            • <category domain="http://forums.ancestry-world.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1862">Polish Genealogy Podcast</category>
            • <dc:creator>niewczyk</dc:creator>
            • <guid isPermaLink="true">http://forums.ancestry-world.com/showthread.php?t=9679</guid>
            • <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
            • <enclosure url="http://forums.ancestry-world.com/attachment.php/41/Polish_Genealogy_Podcast_001.mp3" length="5266318" type="unknown/unknown" />
            • </item>
            • </channel>
            • </rss>
            The recommendation is:

            Recommendations

            This feed is valid, but interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendations.
            line 99, column 1: Missing atom:link with rel="self" [help]

            </channel>
            When you click on the HELP you get:

            Message

            Missing atom:link with rel="self"

            Explanation

            According to the RSS Advisory Board's Best Practices Profile, identifying a feed's URL within the feed makes it more portable, self-contained, and easier to cache. For these reasons, a feed should contain an atom:link used for this purpose.

            Solution

            If you haven't already done so, declare the Atom namespace at the top of your feed, thus:

            <rss version="2.0" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"> Then insert a atom:link to your feed in the channel section. Below is an example to get you started. Be sure to replace the value of the href attribute with the URL of your feed.

            <atom:link href="http://dallas.example.com/rss.xml" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" />

            My question is which file do I modify for this?

            Thanks for your time.

            Dave Newman

            Comment


            • #7
              To find the template to modify, do this - vboptions > General Settings > Add Template Name in HTML Comments > set to Yes . Then go back to your page and view the source code and you will see the name of the template called around your part of the code. (Sometimes the template is the one mentioned at the very top of the page source.)

              Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
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              Comment


              • #8
                Thanks I think that's great feature for debugging almost all parts of the code. The only one is doesn't do is the podcast feed. When I goto my feed at http://forums.ancestry-world.com/ext...&forumids=1862 using IE and view the source I get the following code:

                Code:
                <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
                <rss version="2.0" 
                xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" 
                xmlns:cf="http://www.microsoft.com/schemas/rss/core/2005" 
                xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" 
                xmlns:content="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/" 
                xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd">
                
                <channel xmlns:cfi="http://www.microsoft.com/schemas/rss/core/2005/internal" 
                cfi:lastdownloaderror="None">
                
                <title cf:type="text">Ancestry World Forums - Polish Genealogy Podcast</title>
                <link>http://forums.ancestry-world.com/</link>
                <description cf:type="text">A podcast for genealogists researching their Polish Ancestors by David Newman</description>
                
                <language>en</language>
                
                <lastBuildDate>Fri, 11 Nov 2011 06:00:27 GMT</lastBuildDate>
                
                <atom:updated>2011-11-11T06:00:27Z</atom:updated>
                
                
                <generator>vBulletin</generator>
                
                <ttl>60</ttl>
                
                <image>
                <url>http://forums.ancestry-world.com/images/misc/rss.jpg</url>
                <title>Ancestry World Forums - Polish Genealogy Podcast</title>
                <link>http://forums.ancestry-world.com/</link>
                </image>
                
                <itunes:author>David Newman</itunes:author>
                
                <itunes:summary>David Newman discusses and asks questions about Polish Genealogy</itunes:summary>
                <itunes:owner>
                <itunes:name>David Newman</itunes:name>
                <itunes:email>[email protected]</itunes:email>
                </itunes:owner><itunes:image href="http://forums.ancestry-world.com/images/external/Polish_Genealogy_Podcast_Eagle.png"/>
                <itunes:keywords>polish, genealogy,polish genealogy</itunes:keywords><itunes:category text="Society &amp; Culture">
                <itunes:category text="History"/>
                </itunes:category><itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
                <item><title xmlns:cf="http://www.microsoft.com/schemas/rss/core/2005" cf:type="text">Polish Genealogy Podcast Episode #1</title>
                <link>http://forums.ancestry-world.com/showthread.php?t=9679&amp;goto=newpost</link><pubDate>Mon, 07 Nov 2011 04:20:52 GMT</pubDate><atom:published xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom">2011-11-07T04:20:52Z</atom:published><atom:updated xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom">2011-11-07T04:20:52Z</atom:updated><description xmlns:cf="http://www.microsoft.com/schemas/rss/core/2005" cf:type="html">&lt;div&gt;Dzien Dobry i Witam Panstwa. Hello and welcome to the Polish Genealogy Podcast. This is Podcast #1 recorded on Sunday November 6th, 2011. I am your host David Newman&lt;br&gt;
                &lt;br&gt;
                I decided to create The Polish Genealogy Podcast after listening to two other great genealogical podcasts. While browsing the internet, I stumbled upon &lt;u&gt;The Genealogy Guys Podcast&lt;/u&gt;. George Morgan and Drew Smith along with AHAH Seminars produce a genealogical show that discusses news, events and answers genealogical questions from listeners of their show. George and Drew also record their show on location at various genealogical conferences. You can download, listen and learn more about the Genealogy Guys Podcast by going to their website at: &lt;a href="http://genealogyguys.com"&gt;http://genealogyguys.com&lt;/a&gt;  I will put all the website addresses I talk about in the Show Notes&lt;br&gt;
                &lt;br&gt;
                While listening to their show, they mention another genealogy podcast called &lt;u&gt;Genealogy Gems Podcast&lt;/u&gt; produced by Lisa Louise Cook. Lisa's show provides quick and innovative ways to make the absolute most of your research time and create innovative ways to display your family history. She accomplishes this by sharing her research discoveries/tips and tricks on her podcast. She also has interesting guest interviews on her show that brings a more lively genealogy learning experience. &lt;br&gt;
                &lt;br&gt;
                You can listen and learn more about the Genealogy Gems Podcast by going to her website at: &lt;a href="http://genealogygems.tv"&gt;http://genealogygems.tv&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;
                &lt;br&gt;
                Maria Northcote just started an Australian Genealogy Podcast called &lt;u&gt;Genies Down Under&lt;/u&gt;, Her website is: &lt;a href="http://www.geniesdownunder.com.au/"&gt;http://www.geniesdownunder.com.au/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;
                &lt;br&gt;
                There's no doubt, other ethnic genealogy podcasts are now available. I could not find a Polish Genealogy Podcast, so I decided to create one myself.&lt;br&gt;
                &lt;br&gt;
                I have 15 years research experience with my own Polish Ancestry. I've traveled to Poland 8 times in the past 11 years. In 2005, I married my wife Agnieszka in Poland. I give presentations on Polish Genealogy to the Family History Center and local area genealogical societies. Im president of the Polish Genealogical Society of New York State. Throughout the years Ive acquired a vast amount of knowledge and have networked with others in the Polish Genealogical Community as well as the Polish Community (Polonia). &lt;br&gt;
                &lt;br&gt;
                I created this podcast to share my experiences and knowledge with anyone interested in finding their Polish Ancestors, by providing a means for them to learn, at their convenience, how to save time and research effort, to inform them that there is plenty help available, they just have to know where to look. I also created this podcast to help foster a Polish Genealogical Network of people that helps each other with their research.&lt;br&gt;
                &lt;br&gt;
                The Polish Genealogy Podcast will be recorded monthly about an hour each episode and cover: &lt;br&gt;
                &lt;br&gt;
                1)    Polish Genealogy News/Events&lt;br&gt;
                2)    Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Polish Research Topics&lt;br&gt;
                3)    Answer questions relating to Polish Genealogy&lt;br&gt;
                4)    Interviews with others in the Polish Genealogical Community.&lt;br&gt;
                &lt;br&gt;
                The Polish Genealogy Podcast can be download from ITunes and&lt;br&gt;
                &lt;a href="http://forums.ancestry-world.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1862"&gt;http://forums.ancestry-world.com/for...lay.php?f=1862&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;
                Please also visit the Polish Genealogy Facebook  &lt;br&gt;
                &lt;a href="http://http://www.facebook.com/pages/Polish-Genealogy-Podcast/285532868135833?sk=wall"&gt;http://http://www.facebook.com/pages...135833?sk=wall&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;
                &lt;br&gt;
                I will never claim to know everything about researching Polish Ancestry. If I don't know the answer, I will know where to direct someone to find the answer. &lt;br&gt;
                &lt;br&gt;
                I look forward to discussing Polish Genealogy with you.&lt;br&gt;
                &lt;br&gt;
                Dowizenia i Dozobaczenia&lt;br&gt;
                See you and Goodbye&lt;br&gt;
                &lt;br&gt;
                David Newman&lt;/div&gt;
                
                
                    &lt;br&gt;
                    &lt;div style="padding:6px"&gt;
                
                    
                
                    
                
                    
                
                    
                        &lt;fieldset class=fieldset&gt;
                            &lt;legend&gt;Attached Files&lt;/legend&gt;
                            &lt;table cellpadding=0 cellspacing=3 border=0&gt;
                            &lt;tr&gt;
                    &lt;td&gt;&lt;img class=inlineimg src="http://forums.ancestry-world.com/images/attach/mp3.gif" alt="File Type: mp3" width=16 height=16 border=0 style="vertical-align:baseline"&gt;&lt;/td&gt;
                    &lt;td&gt;&lt;a href="http://forums.ancestry-world.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=41&amp;amp;d=1320639013"&gt;Polish_Genealogy_Podcast_001.mp3&lt;/a&gt; (5.02 MB)&lt;/td&gt;
                &lt;/tr&gt;
                            &lt;/table&gt;
                        &lt;/fieldset&gt;
                    
                
                    &lt;/div&gt;
                </description>
                
                <atom:summary xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" type="html">Dzien Dobry i Witam Panstwa. Hello and welcome to the 
                Polish Genealogy Podcast. This is Podcast #1 recorded on Sunday November 6th, 2011. I am your...</atom:summary>
                
                <category domain="http://forums.ancestry-world.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1862">Polish Genealogy Podcast</category>
                
                <author>niewczyk</author><atom:author xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"><atom:name>niewczyk</atom:name>
                </atom:author><guid isPermaLink="true">http://forums.ancestry-world.com/showthread.php?t=9679</guid>
                <itunes:explicit xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd">no</itunes:explicit>
                <enclosure url="http://forums.ancestry-world.com/attachment.php/41/Polish_Genealogy_Podcast_001.mp3" 
                length="5266318" type="unknown/unknown" cfi:path="C:\Documents and Settings\Robert Newman\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Enclosure\{8AA9A98B-FF52-427D-A9AA-16F0397FBE44}\Polish Genealogy Podcast Episode #1.mp3" cfi:downloadstatus="Not Downloaded" cfi:lastdownloaderror="None"/><cfi:id>0</cfi:id><cfi:effectiveId>2071748739</cfi:effectiveId><cfi:read>true</cfi:read><cfi:downloadurl>http://forums.ancestry-world.com/external.php?type=rss2&amp;forumids=1862</cfi:downloadurl><cfi:lastdownloadtime>2011-11-11T06:10:26.125Z</cfi:lastdownloadtime></item></channel></rss>
                I'm interested in adding the following code to the feed:

                Code:
                <atom:link href="http://forums.ancestry-world.com/external.php?type=rss2&forumids=1862" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" />
                I found that external.php under one of the RSS2 cases is where I need to add the code. However, adding a regular podcast tag is easy to understand. I don't know how the <atom> tags are generated. Can you point me in the right direction? I want to be able to add the <atom> tag to any podcast I create in vbulletin.
                Thanks.

                Dave

                Comment


                • #9
                  I'm not sure I understand your question. If you are wondering where the <atom> tags are generated, try doing a search of your files for "atom". You'll come up with the files like class_rss_poster.php. You may find what you are looking for in there.

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                  • #10
                    Perhaps I'm not explaining the problem correctly. I apologize if I'm confusing you.
                    The original problem is "Problem with RSS Feed in Forum when submitting to iTunes"

                    Steps I've taken to Activate ITunes Podcast:

                    1) I created the Polish Genealogy Podcast forum in my vBulletin website.
                    2) In the VBulletin Admin under "Forums & Moderators" I edited the Podcast settings
                    and enabled Podcasting for the Polish Genealogy Podcast forum.
                    3) I submitted my Polish Genealogy Podcast url to Itunes on Sunday November 6th.
                    url is: http://forums.ancestry-world.com/ext...&forumids=1862
                    4) I received a podcast rejection message from iTunes.

                    Code:
                    Dear Podcast Owner
                             
                             The  podcast located at the URL shown below has been blocked or removed from  the iTunes directory as a result of technical problems with the feed.          
                    
                            Name: Ancestry World Forums - Polish Genealogy Podcast
                            Feed URL: http://forums.ancestry-world.com/external.php?type=rss2&forumids=1862                                     
                    
                            If you wish to reactivate your podcast in the iTunes directory,  please troubleshoot your feed and check the functionality of each  episode. To test your podcast, start iTunes, select Subscribe to Podcast  from the Advanced menu, and enter your feed URL in the dialog box. If  you can successfully subscribe to your podcast and listen to each of the  episodes, you can reactivate your podcast by sending an email request  to [email protected]         
                    
                            For more information on troubleshooting feed problems and  controlling the appearance of your podcast on iTunes, please see the  podcast FAQ at http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/faq.html and technical specification at http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/techspecs.html.          
                    
                    
                          Sincerely,       
                    
                          The iTunes Store Team
                    5) I submitted a question to the vBulletin 3.6 and 3.7 Legacy Versions Forum
                    regarding my problem with submitting the RSS Feed to iTunes. I received some
                    good suggestions and pointers into diagnosing the reason for the rejected feed
                    and where to make some changes in an attempt fix the RSS Feed problem.

                    6) After making some modifications I attempted to reactivate the Podcast
                    I received the following message from itunes:

                    Code:
                    Hello Dave, 
                    
                     Please refer to Feed Validator to correct any issues with your podcast: http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?u...orumids%3D1862
                    
                    Thank you,
                    
                     Elisa-Maria
                    I'm still unable to reactivate the RSS Feed (Polish Genealogy Podcast)
                    with iTunes. I always receive a rejection message. I've attached the rejection message
                    I get.

                    In iTunes when I go to the Advanced Menu - Subscribe to Podcast and enter in the Podcast RSS link, the podcast folder shows as expected but there some problem in accessing the podcast.

                    When I use http://www.feedvalidator.org/ to validate the Polish Genealogy Podcast URL
                    http://forums.ancestry-world.com/ext...&forumids=1862
                    I received the following:

                    Code:
                    Congratulations!
                    This is a valid RSS feed.
                    Recommendations This feed is valid, but interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendations.
                    • line 103, column 1: Missing atom:link with rel="self" [help]
                      </channel> ^
                    When I click on the help I get the following:

                    Code:
                    Message
                    
                      Missing atom:link with rel="self"
                    
                    
                     Explanation
                    
                      According to the RSS Advisory  Board's Best  Practices Profile, identifying a feed's URL within the feed makes it more  portable, self-contained, and easier to cache. For these reasons, a feed should contain an atom:link used  for this purpose.
                    
                     Solution
                    
                      If you haven't already done so, declare the Atom namespace at the top of your  feed, thus:
                    
                    <rss version="2.0" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"> Then insert a atom:link to your feed in the channel  section. Below is an example to get you started. Be sure to replace the value of  the href attribute with the URL of your feed.
                    
                    <atom:link href="http://dallas.example.com/rss.xml" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml" />
                    It's interesting that the atom: link isn't a default tag when creating the RSS Feed.
                    I've referenced other genealogy podcast/rss feeds and all of them have an atom:link.
                    I'd like to have the atom:link on all the podcasts I create. So my questions have been
                    also revolved around the atom:link.

                    The chief goal is to make the podcast feed work so iTunes will activate the Podcast.
                    What is wrong with the podcast feed?

                    I do appreciate your time. Thank you.

                    Dave

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