SEB’s RSS feeds are working again.

I’m going to cheat a little with this half-hour’s entry as it’s a technical note. SEB regular Decrepit Old Fool noticed that our RSS feeds hadn’t updated since I posted the entry announcing that I was firing up the SEB channel on Ustream.TV. That was over 12 hours ago. Seems the RSS 2.0 and Atom feeds were choking on something.

As it turns out I had forgotten that EE uses JavaScript to encode email addresses in entries to try to keep them from being harvested by spambots. As a rule RSS feeds aren’t supposed to have scripts in them and I apparently forgot to filter them out so it broke the feeds. I’ve since edited that entry and removed the script and now the RSS feeds are working again.

So if you’re following along with your favorite RSS reader and wondering why you suddenly got a ton of new updates from SEB, well, now you know.

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