Proposed clarification for RSS 2.0 spec (revised)

Two weeks ago I mentioned a proposed clarification for the RSS 2.0 spec, and the proposal has since been revised. While I’m disappointed that the spec couldn’t be re-worded to stipulate that the RSS 2.0 <description> element is always entity-encoded HTML, I’m glad that the link to the examples will remain.

Quite often I receive support questions from people asking why specific feeds don’t look right in FeedDemon, and more often than not the problem is due to the feed author incorrectly encoding HTML entities. Being able to point to an “official” set of encoding examples will be a big help in these cases.