Archive for August, 2002

Book-shopping for my niece

Aug 12, 2002

On Saturday I perused the BMV bookstore at Yonge & Eglinton for birthday presents for my niece, Leyla, who turns 5 on the 22nd. I know that relatives on Leyla’s father’s side of the family will bestow toys upon her, but I and my parents believe that books make … Read more

HTML form elements in RSS items break Radio

Aug 8, 2002

If an RSS feed to which you are subscribed decides to put an HTML form element (eg. SELECT, INPUT, etc.) in an item, the Radio news aggregator will fail badly when you try to delete items:

[Macro error: Can’t coerce the string “nameprfx” into a number because it contains non-numeric characters.]

I learnt this when … Read more