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causing problems in FireFox & Nucleus

This blog has a RSS2.0 feed, which Firefox is able to use for it’s new live bookmark feature. I simply love live bookmarks, so the first thing I tried after setting up this blog was to create a live bookmark for my own site.
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And this is where my problems started… It simply did not work. Instead of showing the two headlines, it just told me ‘Live Bookmark feed failed to load’. First I tried solving it myself, which obviously didn’t work. Then I looked at bugzilla, which was no help either. But thanks to the guys at the #firefox IRC channel we were able to track it down to the <![CDATA[]]> containers that Nucleus uses to wrap around the headline titles. Firefox simply borks when it encounters these containers…

I was about to file a new bug in bugzilla when I realized I should have taken a more closer look. There was already a bug filed about this issue and it was apparently already fixed 3 days ago. The fix was included in todays Firefox build, released a mere hour before I decided to check whether my own live bookmarks were working properly. Thanks guys!

One Response to “ causing problems in FireFox & Nucleus”

  1. minghong wrote on December 20th, 2004 at 12:07 pm

    The title element shouldn’t have any CDATA blocks, isn’t it?