When is the last time you stopped to think about the health of your feed? Maybe it’s time to head over to the Feed Validator and ensure it’s in peek performance.
While checking a sites feed the other day I ran across a validation error. It seems that Firefox’s built in feed reader couldn’t render the feed. Google Reader got around the issue, but I wasn’t sure about other readers. One way or another, the feed was in need of a fix.
A quick run though the Feed Validator and it spit out the problem; a blank line before the XML declaration.
The nice thing about the Feed Validator tool is that it gives you helpful hits on what to look into. It said: