Why aren’t Bloglines or Newsgator OPML Editor compatible?

I kept trying to open my OPML file in the OPML Editor and it wouldn’t open. I had a few complaints about that as well. I tried both the OPML file that NewsGator exported as well as the one that Bloglines exported. Newsgator’s OPML file wouldn’t even open (gave me an error) but Bloglines opened with blank titles.

So, I did some cleaning and uploaded an OPML-compatible OPML file.

I wish everyone would make their files compatible with the OPML editor, though. I’m using that a lot lately.

UPDATE: I can’t upload this as an OPML file cause Radio Userland keeps converting it to HTML when it uploads and WordPress.com doesn’t support file uploads yet. If someone could put that on a server somewhere that’d be most helpful. The ZIP file linked from here contains the OPML file.

Comments

  1. Hi Robert — glad you’re using the OPML Editor…

    Also, let’s be kind to the Bloglines and Newsgator guys, the OPML Editor is fairly new. It would be great if we could get all these tools working together, that’s why we have the OPML Validator up now.

    http://validator.opml.org/

    If it validates it will work with the editor.

    Keep on truckin!

  2. Hi Robert — glad you’re using the OPML Editor…

    Also, let’s be kind to the Bloglines and Newsgator guys, the OPML Editor is fairly new. It would be great if we could get all these tools working together, that’s why we have the OPML Validator up now.

    http://validator.opml.org/

    If it validates it will work with the editor.

    Keep on truckin!

  3. Hi Robert — glad you’re using the OPML Editor…

    Also, let’s be kind to the Bloglines and Newsgator guys, the OPML Editor is fairly new. It would be great if we could get all these tools working together, that’s why we have the OPML Validator up now.

    http://validator.opml.org/

    If it validates it will work with the editor.

    Keep on truckin!

  4. Hi Robert — glad you’re using the OPML Editor…

    Also, let’s be kind to the Bloglines and Newsgator guys, the OPML Editor is fairly new. It would be great if we could get all these tools working together, that’s why we have the OPML Validator up now.

    http://validator.opml.org/

    If it validates it will work with the editor.

    Keep on truckin!

  5. Hi Robert — glad you’re using the OPML Editor…

    Also, let’s be kind to the Bloglines and Newsgator guys, the OPML Editor is fairly new. It would be great if we could get all these tools working together, that’s why we have the OPML Validator up now.

    http://validator.opml.org/

    If it validates it will work with the editor.

    Keep on truckin!

  6. Hi Robert — glad you’re using the OPML Editor…

    Also, let’s be kind to the Bloglines and Newsgator guys, the OPML Editor is fairly new. It would be great if we could get all these tools working together, that’s why we have the OPML Validator up now.

    http://validator.opml.org/

    If it validates it will work with the editor.

    Keep on truckin!

  7. Hi Robert — glad you’re using the OPML Editor…

    Also, let’s be kind to the Bloglines and Newsgator guys, the OPML Editor is fairly new. It would be great if we could get all these tools working together, that’s why we have the OPML Validator up now.

    http://validator.opml.org/

    If it validates it will work with the editor.

    Keep on truckin!

  8. Hi Robert — glad you’re using the OPML Editor…

    Also, let’s be kind to the Bloglines and Newsgator guys, the OPML Editor is fairly new. It would be great if we could get all these tools working together, that’s why we have the OPML Validator up now.

    http://validator.opml.org/

    If it validates it will work with the editor.

    Keep on truckin!

  9. Hi Robert — glad you’re using the OPML Editor…

    Also, let’s be kind to the Bloglines and Newsgator guys, the OPML Editor is fairly new. It would be great if we could get all these tools working together, that’s why we have the OPML Validator up now.

    http://validator.opml.org/

    If it validates it will work with the editor.

    Keep on truckin!

  10. Hi Robert — glad you’re using the OPML Editor…

    Also, let’s be kind to the Bloglines and Newsgator guys, the OPML Editor is fairly new. It would be great if we could get all these tools working together, that’s why we have the OPML Validator up now.

    http://validator.opml.org/

    If it validates it will work with the editor.

    Keep on truckin!

  11. A while back a number of people tried to tell you that you should be concerned about the lack of a decent standard for OPML (I mentioned it at http://www.symphonious.net/2005/09/30/crikey-scobles-almost-right/ and http://www.symphonious.net/2005/10/01/why-isnt-an-application-better-than-a-spec/ ).

    This is precisely why providing a detailed, unambiguous and accurate specification is so important. The validator is a good step in the right direction but should have been available as soon as OPML first came out to avoid the initial confusion of who’s right. Now we have to wait for all the various OPML producers and consumers to update to what the validator accepts – and consumers are still in trouble because the validator doesn’t provide a comprehensive list of things they need to do to read any OPML.

    Consider this my I told you so. :)

  12. A while back a number of people tried to tell you that you should be concerned about the lack of a decent standard for OPML (I mentioned it at http://www.symphonious.net/2005/09/30/crikey-scobles-almost-right/ and http://www.symphonious.net/2005/10/01/why-isnt-an-application-better-than-a-spec/ ).

    This is precisely why providing a detailed, unambiguous and accurate specification is so important. The validator is a good step in the right direction but should have been available as soon as OPML first came out to avoid the initial confusion of who’s right. Now we have to wait for all the various OPML producers and consumers to update to what the validator accepts – and consumers are still in trouble because the validator doesn’t provide a comprehensive list of things they need to do to read any OPML.

    Consider this my I told you so. :)

  13. A while back a number of people tried to tell you that you should be concerned about the lack of a decent standard for OPML (I mentioned it at http://www.symphonious.net/2005/09/30/crikey-scobles-almost-right/ and http://www.symphonious.net/2005/10/01/why-isnt-an-application-better-than-a-spec/ ).

    This is precisely why providing a detailed, unambiguous and accurate specification is so important. The validator is a good step in the right direction but should have been available as soon as OPML first came out to avoid the initial confusion of who’s right. Now we have to wait for all the various OPML producers and consumers to update to what the validator accepts – and consumers are still in trouble because the validator doesn’t provide a comprehensive list of things they need to do to read any OPML.

    Consider this my I told you so. :)

  14. A while back a number of people tried to tell you that you should be concerned about the lack of a decent standard for OPML (I mentioned it at http://www.symphonious.net/2005/09/30/crikey-scobles-almost-right/ and http://www.symphonious.net/2005/10/01/why-isnt-an-application-better-than-a-spec/ ).

    This is precisely why providing a detailed, unambiguous and accurate specification is so important. The validator is a good step in the right direction but should have been available as soon as OPML first came out to avoid the initial confusion of who’s right. Now we have to wait for all the various OPML producers and consumers to update to what the validator accepts – and consumers are still in trouble because the validator doesn’t provide a comprehensive list of things they need to do to read any OPML.

    Consider this my I told you so. :)

  15. Robert, drop your outline in a folder inside the Radio UserLand www folder instead of at the top level. Inside that sub-folder, create a #prefs.txt file with this line: #flRender false.

    Then your outline should not render and you can upload your outline as it was meant to be to the world.

  16. Robert, drop your outline in a folder inside the Radio UserLand www folder instead of at the top level. Inside that sub-folder, create a #prefs.txt file with this line: #flRender false.

    Then your outline should not render and you can upload your outline as it was meant to be to the world.

  17. Robert, drop your outline in a folder inside the Radio UserLand www folder instead of at the top level. Inside that sub-folder, create a #prefs.txt file with this line: #flRender false.

    Then your outline should not render and you can upload your outline as it was meant to be to the world.

  18. Robert, drop your outline in a folder inside the Radio UserLand www folder instead of at the top level. Inside that sub-folder, create a #prefs.txt file with this line: #flRender false.

    Then your outline should not render and you can upload your outline as it was meant to be to the world.

  19. Robert, drop your outline in a folder inside the Radio UserLand www folder instead of at the top level. Inside that sub-folder, create a #prefs.txt file with this line: #flRender false.

    Then your outline should not render and you can upload your outline as it was meant to be to the world.

  20. Robert, drop your outline in a folder inside the Radio UserLand www folder instead of at the top level. Inside that sub-folder, create a #prefs.txt file with this line: #flRender false.

    Then your outline should not render and you can upload your outline as it was meant to be to the world.

  21. Robert, drop your outline in a folder inside the Radio UserLand www folder instead of at the top level. Inside that sub-folder, create a #prefs.txt file with this line: #flRender false.

    Then your outline should not render and you can upload your outline as it was meant to be to the world.

  22. Robert, drop your outline in a folder inside the Radio UserLand www folder instead of at the top level. Inside that sub-folder, create a #prefs.txt file with this line: #flRender false.

    Then your outline should not render and you can upload your outline as it was meant to be to the world.

  23. Robert, drop your outline in a folder inside the Radio UserLand www folder instead of at the top level. Inside that sub-folder, create a #prefs.txt file with this line: #flRender false.

    Then your outline should not render and you can upload your outline as it was meant to be to the world.

  24. OPML isn’t really an open spec

    See, first people complain about the “spec”, saying that they can’t really validate their feeds against it. Then Dave Winer releases an OPML validator. Great, now we can all make sure that our OPML files work with HIS tool.
    Now, ima…

  25. Can someone please explain what the heck OPML is meant to give me? I’m quite prepared to be called clueless, but isn’t this a crude online outliner? I’ve yet to see a convincing argument as to why I should be interested yet Robert punts it at readers pretty regularly. Doesn’t Furl offer something similar only more elegant?

  26. Can someone please explain what the heck OPML is meant to give me? I’m quite prepared to be called clueless, but isn’t this a crude online outliner? I’ve yet to see a convincing argument as to why I should be interested yet Robert punts it at readers pretty regularly. Doesn’t Furl offer something similar only more elegant?

  27. Can someone please explain what the heck OPML is meant to give me? I’m quite prepared to be called clueless, but isn’t this a crude online outliner? I’ve yet to see a convincing argument as to why I should be interested yet Robert punts it at readers pretty regularly. Doesn’t Furl offer something similar only more elegant?

  28. Can someone please explain what the heck OPML is meant to give me? I’m quite prepared to be called clueless, but isn’t this a crude online outliner? I’ve yet to see a convincing argument as to why I should be interested yet Robert punts it at readers pretty regularly. Doesn’t Furl offer something similar only more elegant?

  29. Can someone please explain what the heck OPML is meant to give me? I’m quite prepared to be called clueless, but isn’t this a crude online outliner? I’ve yet to see a convincing argument as to why I should be interested yet Robert punts it at readers pretty regularly. Doesn’t Furl offer something similar only more elegant?