Shrinking text in bloglines?
November 10, 2005 6:31 AM   Subscribe

Why does the text to a particular feed get smaller and smaller in bloglines? It looks like a vision test, where each paragraph is smaller than the previous one. Can I do anything about this?

The feed in question is

It happens for no other feed.
posted by callmejay to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
Because the feed is chock-full of lines like:
<span style="font-family:trebuchet ms;font-size:85%;color:#666600;"/>
without closing </span>s. There's one after every paragraph, which makes each iteration 85% smaller than the previous.
posted by gleuschk at 6:38 AM on November 10, 2005

Actually, the ones that end in /> are self terminated and thus pointless (though they really should have a space before the slash to be correct).

But the issue is probably related. Bloglines is probably screwing up the end span tags, so you just 85% of 85% of 85% of... etc. Note that the feed works fine if you view the XML directly in Firefox.
posted by smackfu at 6:50 AM on November 10, 2005

Uh, you can't self-terminate a SPAN tag. It requires a separate closer, because it makes no sense without one. So gleuschk is right.
posted by Geektronica at 7:34 PM on November 10, 2005

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