Dive Into XML

Mark Pilgrim has a new article up at XML.com, Parsing RSS At All Costs, which argues that the quality of RSS feeds is, in general, poor and that perhaps aggregators should accept malformed XML. Hmm. I’d like to believe he’s just making a point — that there is a problem with feed validation. Otherwise RSS could become even more of a mess than it already is. My take: put the responsibility of creating valid, well-formed XML feeds on the creators — the feed generators and content management systems.