[nycphp-talk] Converting the pesky MS Word quotes and other characters

Chris Shiflett shiflett at
Sun Nov 2 22:49:50 EST 2008

On Oct 29, 2008, at 3:30 PM, Joseph Crawford wrote:

> Has anyone on here found a viable solution? Everything seems to work  
> on the www side of things but as soon as i use the data in an RSS  
> feed it does not seem to like the MS Word characters.

This might be helpful, particularly the comments:

I have had the whole RSS problem explained to me before by an  
accessibility guru, and as I recall, it has something to do with  
namespaces. The solution is to use numerical entities rather than  
named entities, because stuff like &hearts will make your feed  
invalid. This sounds like what you're encountering.

(I need to update my post with this information, so I don't forget it  

Hope that helps.


Chris Shiflett

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