After some discussions with Sam Ruby and others on the FeedValidator mailing list, the MSDN RSS feed validates as is…

In an earlier post, I discussed the fact that the MSDN feeds were failing to validate due to a MIME type that included parameters (charset in this case, like ‘text/html ;charset=utf-8’), but I also posted a query about this issue into the listserv for FeedValidator.org. Sam mentioned it on his blog, and then went ahead and updated the validator to recognize a MIME type with parameter as valid.

In the meantime, I updated the MSDN generator to strip out the parameters :), but I still think they are technically valid so I’m glad the feed validates as it is today (with params) and as it will exist in the near future with the MIME types stripped down to just type/subtype.

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