No news today from Five

Martin Belam  by Martin Belam, 19 October 2007

When I first put together the headline RSS feeds for my newspaper search engine Chipwrapper, they'd occasionally go blank, or fall over, or have some ugly characters in them. That is because I'm a hobbyist developer on the coding front, and so didn't have a very sophisticated approach to error trapping within the XML files, although through trial and error debugging they behave a bit better now.

I'm not entirely clear what Five's excuse is though for having such a brittle XML parsing set-up on their News site, but let's hope no major stories break today, eh, chaps?

Five News broken badly with XML parsing errors

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