Feedburner Email Formatting

I subscribe to my own feeds in various RSS readers and also by email to help me find bugs in my blog posts and various CSS formatting.

Here is a little bug I picked up today that I found interesting.

Feedburner Email Bug

As far as I can see, in my own CSS code I close all the divs correctly.

A bonus I intended to exploit was the way the Feedburner Feed Flares will wrap around my byline on the right hand side.
To ensure this worked in more feed readers, I intended to make my byline slightly smaller, however this bug I have just found in Feedburner might prevent that.

When you read a blog in a Feed Reader, each individual blog page is seperate, wrapped in its own divs so that the content on one page doesn’t attempt to wrap around the content on another.
It seems that in emails that are generated by Feedburner, each individual post is not separated correctly, thus one entry can wrap around a page element in the previous post for some strange effects.

I am thinking about ways I can fix this in my own CSS, or with a custom feed flare, but the more I think about it, the more I am inclined to think that this is something that needs to be fixed on the Feedburner side.
It is good that the Feedflare units are fluid, and can wrap around objects. It is something you could prevent if you wanted to.

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Comments

  1. says

    Hey There Andy,

    Thanks for using our email service. We think it’s the best in the business! I’m not clear on your request. Send me what you’re looking for and what you think we should be doing and I’ll see if I can the Dev team to address it. We’re always looking for feedback, so don’t ever hesitate to give us a shout.

    Jake Parrillo
    Publisher Services Team
    FeedBurner