Sunday, March 04, 2007

Help!

As many of you will have realised by now, I am a complete idiot when it comes to computer glitches, and programming is something you do if you happen to work for a TV station, scheduling sitcoms and reality shows so that people like me have to sit up till midnight to see what I want...

I have somehow or another let lose a tiny piece of programme which has somehow mucked up my site feed. I know what it looks like. And Atom.xml tells me that the glitch is in line 294, column 1. Ok, trouble is, it is ages since I checked my own site feed, and I haven't a clue how to find line 294. There are 300 blog entries out there on Tropic Temper - how the devil do I find the little piece of programme in all that? Does anyone have a clue how I can find line 294???

4 comments:

Madcap Machinist said...

Hi Glenda,

I subscribe to your feed and there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with it. However, yes, you are correct. There is an error with the feed. One way to find out is to actually count the lines to get to number 294, but I used Firefox's Error Console tool to find it.

The problem appears to be an extraneous tag in the feed that came from one of your previous posts.

Go back to your post, "In What Ways Does Fantasy Genre..."
and edit the HTML.

Delete everything after the last line "...I'll be back." (assuming that there is something, but I checked the source and the offending code is there...)

Good luck!

Cheers
reza

Glenda Larke said...

Magic!

Thank you, Reza, that worked like a charm. I am eternally impressed by computer savvy people, you have no idea...especially when they take the time to help total incompetents like me.

hrugaar said...

Wow, I'm impressed. I was still trying to work out what you meant by site feed (still thinking about bananas from reading your next post, you see) and wondering whether I have one too...

Madcap Machinist said...

I'm glad it helped :)