So I was looking at all the RSS feeds Microsoft has for their in house bloggers - an impressive list, and a lesson to the rest of the tech community. Say what you will, but most other orgs - closed and open source - are well behind the curve on this kind of subversive marketiing. That's not the reason for this post though.
In the process of examining these feeds, I stumbled on this blog and the associated RSS feed. Well - the items seemingly had no content. So I take a look at them in the dev environment, and here's what one of the items looks like:
<body xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <p> Get it now, for free! Some guy is hosting Moveable Type based blogs for free at <a href="http://weblogs.us/">weblogs.us</a> </p> <p> You get a blog, 100mb of hosting (for photoblog or whatever), and 1gb of traffic FOR FREE.. what a deal -- if you wanted to start blogging but weren't sure how to get started, now you can! </p> <p> Good luck </p> <p> </p> </body>
So what the heck is up with a leading body tag? I had to add more clean up stupid crap in the text code to BottomFeeder for that. Entropy continues to increase....