Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Character encoding quirks in the aggregator

Weird Characters in RSS. Does anyone else see these weird high-ASCII characters in the Corante: IdeaFlow RSS feed?

If itâs true that the bust is about busted, I hope that the resulting opportunity to innovate innovation itself isnât overlooked. Thereâs been a lot of thought in the last few years about how to make sure innovation doesnât pack up and leave town when the venture capitalists close their wallets. For example, in the Open Innovation scenario, loose-pocketed venture capitalists aren't as necessary for technology innovation.

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I have the same problem. It appears to be a bug in the way Radio's news aggregator handles the character encoding. It doesn't happen in some other aggregators.  It's one of those standards quirks that programmers get to worry about I guess. I think of it as a bit of sand in the works -- adds a bit of flavor. Since I'm not qualified to fix it, I try to ignore it.

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