RSS Advisory Board

RSS Validator

This service tests the validity of a Really Simple Syndication feed, checking to see that it follows the rules of the RSS specification.

Enter the URL of an RSS feed:



This feed does not validate.

  • Server returned HTTP Error 403: Forbidden [help]

  • line 1, column 0: XML parsing error: <unknown>:1:1: no element found [help]


In addition, interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendation.

  • Feeds should not be served with the "text/html" media type [help]