It is a PITA!
I wrote the following code:
<?xml version=”1.0” encoding="UTF-8" ?><rss version=”2.0”><channel><title>Friend</title><description>Friend talks about everything</description><link>http://website with list of podcasts.html </link><item><title>Podcast 10-1-2013</title)<description>Friend talks about stuff</description><link>http://server link to mp3 file</link></item></channel></rss>
Nothing. It looks identical to various examples provided on the websites I have looked at, yet I run it through various validation websites and get incomprehensible errors. I have changed virtually every line, adding things suggested by various websites, nothing.
I taught myself to write HTML code by reading a book, but I can't find a single useful website that accurately tells me how to do something as simple as create an RSS feed.
They must be skipping some simple step that they think is obvious but isn't to someone who hasn't done it before. Maybe it's as simple as where the files are located but no one says anything about it.
It's quite frustrating.