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Invalid name character in '_META_COLOR:BACKGROUND'. The ':' character, hexadecimal value 0x3A, cannot be included in a name RRS feed

  • Question

  • User399156722 posted

    I recently downloaded the SEO toolkit app and ran it against my site.  It failed near the end of the process with the following error message:

    Invalid name character in '_META_COLOR:BACKGROUND'. The ':' character, hexadecimal value 0x3A, cannot be included in a name

    I brought my site down locally and removed all the blog posts.  It was successful to process it then.  One by one, I added back in my blog posts until it failed again.  The post it failed on was a standard post with nothing special in the HTML....so I edited the post until I had narrowed down the single line of markup causing the problem.  It was a link to a colleague's site.  On his site, he has

    <meta name="color:Background" content="#D0CCC1"/>
     
    On line 6 of his markup.  Note the ":" character in the name property.  I believe that is what is causing the problem. My complaint is that regardless of who I link to, I wasn't asking for information about seo on my colleague's site...only on mine.
     
    Any information would be helpful
    Tuesday, December 15, 2009 3:29 PM

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  • User-47214744 posted

    Thanks for reporting this.
    Unfortunately this is a bug in the current version that is triggered by a META tag that includes a name with certain characters (such as a ‘,’ ':' and others).
    We have fixed this bug (and a couple of other issues reported) and will be releasing an update for it in a couple of weeks or so.

     

    Thursday, December 17, 2009 10:08 AM
  • User-47214744 posted

    A new version of the IIS SEO Toolkit that includes the fix for this problem, so please install the latest version and you should stop seeing this problem.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/carlosag/archive/2010/02/01/announcing-iis-seo-toolkit-v1-0-1.aspx

    Monday, February 1, 2010 2:55 AM