Useless debugger

I was trying to figure out why my Cinnamon Bear Podcast was not showing up on audio.weblogs.com after pinging. I checked it with the feed validator and it came back clean. I remember that Dave Winer had mentioned that he made a Feed Debugger, so I thought I’d give it a try. It returned the following useless message:

# Error: There was an error reading the file at url: http://brainwagon.org/cinnamon/rss.xml

For more information, see this post on the ipodder.org weblog.

I’m not sure what qualifies as a debugger in Dave’s world, but the fact that the feed didn’t show up on audio.weblogs.com was a sign that something wasn’t right, I didn’t need his fancy “debugger” to merely repeat this fact without adding any additional information.

Useless.