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    Lightbulb RSS Scroller suddenly stop updating

    1) Script Title: gAjax RSS Feeds Displayer

    2) Script URL (on DD): http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamici...sdisplayer.htm

    3) Describe problem: i made a scroller using above pausing up-down scroller few months ago . but suddenly from few days It isnt updating new posts .only showing old stories .


    my rss scroller url http://wadiyalk.com/rss/rss.html
    my rss url http://wadiyalk.com/blogreader/feed


    Please be kind to help me as soon as possible because 100+ web sites using this scroller

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    I'm not sure what the problem is exactly. It's something with the feed. I was thinking that Google might be having a problem contacting it, so I hosted a copy, but that didn't help. It's valid xml. There might be something wrong with it as a feed though. It doesn't pass the w3c rss validation service:

    http://validator.w3.org/feed/check.c...ader%2Ffeed%2F

    Perhaps not all of those errors are relevant to the feed not parsing, perhaps none of them. But if they can be fixed, that might take care of it.

    Since Google either can't or won't read the feed, Google is simply using it's own last cached version of the feed.

    Can you think of anything about the feed that might have changed around the time it stopped working? Did you start using something different to generate it, start using a different header, anything?

    If your host supports PHP, and allows remote file fetching (maybe even not that if the feed is on the same server), you can use a different script, an updated version of the Pausing RSS scroller:

    http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamici...ller/index.htm

    Don't use it though, it's out of date and among other problems won't handle the characters of the language used in the feed. Let me know if you have PHP and I will send you a working demo of the updated version.

    I've tested the update here on my PHP enable localhost and it works with the feed.
    Last edited by jscheuer1; 08-10-2013 at 05:15 PM. Reason: add alternative
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    if the error is in rss page how can i make a new rss page or get rid of errors in this rss page ?

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    If the error is in the rss, you might be able to fix it by correcting the problems in it that are mentioned in the report:

    http://validator.w3.org/feed/check.c...ader%2Ffeed%2F

    As I say, perhaps not all of the problems reported are critical, maybe none of them, but it would be the place to start if you want to continue using the gAjax RSS Feeds Displayer.

    It looks like most of the problems are missing attributes of empty tags. Those tags could be removed. But I think the only real problems might be the last two:

    line 670, column 0: Invalid HTML: EOF in middle of construct, at line 1, column 66090

    line 671, column 0: Invalid HTML: EOF in middle of construct, at line 1, column 425624
    And that's probably just a misinterpretation of certain characters used, but it might not be. It did crash one of my editors when I tried to load it as a file. That editor supports the encoding of the language, so may have also seen these EOF characters. Another editor I have doesn't fully support the encoding, so I was able to open the file in it. But I cannot find the exact characters, because the column numbers aren't the same in that editor.

    If you navigate directly to the feed in a browser capable of displaying it formatted (like Opera), those two lines in the feed look bad anyway, perhaps you could just skip that entry. That might fix everything.

    In any case, as I also said before, I've tested the feed with a server based version of the scroller, and it works fine with that. But for that you need a host that supports PHP. Does the host you have support PHP?
    Last edited by jscheuer1; 08-11-2013 at 02:00 PM. Reason: add info
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