One of the most obnoxious features of Thunderbird-as-RSS-reader is that when checking feeds it will display "http://feedurl.com/feed.xml is not a valid feed" in the status bar, but there doesn't seem to be any actual log of the broken ones anywhere, nor does there seem to be any way to view the errors as a list. I can export my list of feeds to an OPML file, but the only OPML validators i've been able to find online only tell me if the opml file itself is a valid format, not whether any of the linked-to xml files are either 404-ing or otherwise broken.
This leads to me to my followup:
1) Is there any way for Thunderbird to give me a list of feeds it considers to be broken and unretrievable
2) is there an online service that can take an opml file and check the links for validity?
posted by softlord
on Sep 1, 2008 -
I have a list of a few hundred sites that I need to subscribe to via RSS. I have the URLs, but not the feed URLs. Is there a way to subscribe en masse without knowing the feed URLs? I need a way to automate this as it's something I'll need to do again in the future. [more inside]
posted by o2b
on May 14, 2008 -
I have a gig helping someone get up to speed developing marketing capacity for a startup, and one of the first things that we're going to do is make sure good info is coming IN to the company. Please help me figure out the best tools to use!
posted by mikel
on May 26, 2006 -