I’ve been working with Dave Winer’s “feedhose” system for the past several days and have run into a problem that will likely face everyone trying to leverage this technology.
Since the RSS spec is fairly lenient, things like title and description tags can have all sorts of mark-up in them. (Don’t get me started on the issue of mark-up in RSS titles — it’s a major pet peeve of mine!) Anyway, it’s obviously possible to stick JSON syntax into the content of a RSS feed.
This makes interpreting the JSON data coming from Dave’s RSS-to-JSON conversion process a bit complicated. So here is the question(s) at hand:
The answers will help the feedhose stack properly and securely pass RSS up to clients for display, so please give freely of your painful past experience.