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xfeed parsing crash? [Open]

Posted: September 7th, 2009, 3:02 am
by Guest
I'm using xFeed to monitor some local craigslist RSS feeds. A few of them cause the status at the top to say "Updating..." then "Parsing..." then xFeed goes away, I'm dropped back to the main iPhone screen. Happens repeatedly.

Here's one of the problem feed URLs:

Re: xfeed parsing crash?

Posted: September 9th, 2009, 2:48 am
by Kevin
Seriously, thank you for posting this problem. :D

I had read some negative comments in the iTunes store about this issue and have been unable to reproduce it, which has been quite annoying. There are so many standards for feeds that are implemented in so many different ways that is quite a challenge to make a reader from scratch that is able to handle all of them without testing every single feed on the internet.

All of the excuses aside, yes, there is a bug when dealing with this feed. Yes, xFeed crashes when in encounters this error. As much as I can tell this stems from an error of xFeed's parser implementation for an RSS .90 feed using the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. Specifically when it encounters a specific date tag.

Although there is no resolution for the time being, the newest version of xFeed has been tested against this feed and parses properly. Development is making quick strides to a finished product and should be released before too long.

If there are any more feeds which cause xFeed grief, please, post them here so any bugs may be worked out by the next release.

Re: xfeed parsing crash?

Posted: September 10th, 2009, 1:15 am
by Guest
Thanks for the quick response. As a former coder (parsers included), I feel your pain.

For another test case, this feed also crashes xFeed for me:

Looking forward to the next release. RSS causing parsing error

Posted: September 16th, 2009, 3:20 pm
by Scarbrow
The site listed in the title is unable to be parsed, despite being detected correctly.

Re: xfeed parsing crash?

Posted: September 17th, 2009, 7:50 pm
by Kevin
Thanks again!

If you come across any more please post them here!

Re: xfeed parsing crash? [Solved]

Posted: January 4th, 2010, 7:46 pm
by Kevin
The parsing algorithm has been updated in xFeed 2.0.

If there are any feeds which still are unable to be parsed, please, share them here.

Re: xfeed parsing crash? [Open]

Posted: January 31st, 2010, 10:58 am
by Olivier
Here is a feed that cannot be parsed :
The error message is :

Code: Select all

Error 31 at line 1, Column: 44  

Re: xfeed parsing crash? [Open]

Posted: April 14th, 2010, 12:35 am
by Kevin
** Fixed in xFeed 2.0.1 **

This is an unknown encoding error. The feed from this site is encoded in "windows-1252" for some reason this is causing the parser to crash. The encoding for any feeds encoded with "windows-1252" has been changed to 8859-1. This appears to resolve the issue. Pending any display differences with the small diferences between the encodings, they should display fine. Thank you for sharing.

Re: xfeed parsing crash? [Open]

Posted: May 25th, 2010, 4:42 am
by edudant

I have similar issues with encoding windows-1250:


Thank you.

Re: xfeed parsing crash? [Open]

Posted: June 10th, 2010, 10:46 pm
by Kevin
Thank you again....
If you post them... they will work