[wp-hackers] Other WordPress News Dashboard Widget

Matt speedboxer at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 02:15:52 GMT 2008

When the WordPress Planet feed is used in the Other WordPress News
dashboard widget, the link title ends up being similar to:

"h3New Plugins/h3 pa
pAdds Negaraku button to your WordPress blog posts - fully
customizable./p pa
List/a/p pEnter the birthdays you want to remember and it will warn
you 7 days in advance./p pa href=http://pagefli"

However with other feeds, it works fine (like in the Development Blog
widget). This seems to be caused by WP Planet's feed's descriptions
having < and > escaped. It should be dealt with html_entity_decode(),
however it seems $item['description'] ends up without the &lt;'s and
&gt;'s. Which is a little strange...

Can anyone shed some light on this issue?

Matt (http://mattsblog.ca/)

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