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An extraneous line feed at the start of the page has stopped the feeds working properly. For example, I put https://tex.stackexchange.com/feeds into a Feed Validator and it shows:

Sorry
This feed does not validate.

line 2, column 0: XML parsing error: <unknown>:2:0: xml declaration not at start of external entity [help]

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
Source: https://tex.stackexchange.com/feeds

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2. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> 

This happened for a while last month until the line feed was removed..

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Yes, we broke it. Again. Hint for .NET/MVC folks - never leave whitespace lines in your _ViewStart.cshtml ;p

Deploying now.

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  • You should even put a big warning comment in there just in case people forget! ;)
    – Tim Stone
    Sep 14 '12 at 10:55
  • @Tim the funny thing is, that file is actually an old copy of our stackoverflow one, and I wrote that very comment. What I forgot to say in that comment is "or above". Some @using ... directives got added above that @{ ... } block, and a blank line ;(
    – Marc Gravell StaffMod
    Sep 14 '12 at 10:57
  • You need automated regression tests for this.. :-P Sep 14 '12 at 10:59
  • Yeah, I was poking fun, heheh (although I didn't know that you specifically had written it). Ahhh I see. Pesky return key.
    – Tim Stone
    Sep 14 '12 at 11:04
  • Many thanks for fixing the problem so quickly.
    – stevem
    Sep 14 '12 at 12:19
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    @stevem we try to always be ready-and-willing to press the big "deploy" button. Fortune favors the brave.
    – Marc Gravell StaffMod
    Sep 14 '12 at 12:23

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