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#39434 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

German Blog creates invalid RSS feed

Reported by: 1manfactory Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.8
Component: Feeds Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Just tested it with a brand new WordPress local installation without any other plugins or themes to make sure that this problems is (so a presume) a core problem.

When validating my RSS feed with https://validator.w3.org/feed/ it gives the following only error:

line 15, column 46: lastBuildDate must be an RFC-822 date-time: Mi, 16 Sep 2015 16:31:18 +0000

this is the line mentioned:

<lastBuildDate>Mi, 16 Sep 2015 16:31:18 +0000</lastBuildDate>

Help says: Common errors include localizing the month name or the days of the week, not using the exact abbreviation provided by the specification, or attempting to use a time zone name that is not listed.

So I switched from a German to English settings which gives me the following RSS date:

<lastBuildDate>Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:31:18 +0000</lastBuildDate>

This line now validates without any problems.

I think this should be fixed as many people (so do I) rely on a valid RSS feed. Better save than sorry. It should not be a big issues as all other dates used inside RSS are valid – even in a German RSS feed.

Change History (1)

#1 @dd32
15 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hey @1manfactory and welcome back to Trac :)

We're aware of the RSS feed dates being localised, and it's been fixed in the upcoming 4.7.1 release as per #39141

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