Invalid attribute name: <item>
Invalid attribute name: <item>[ Edited ]
February - last edited February
the invalid-attribute-name-item message typically indicates
that an xml-file being submitted is not properly formatted.
the feed-file being submitted must be in a google-supported format.
for a google-xml file that is properly formatted for rss-2.0
<item></item> are the proper tags that delimit a single
inventory item-offer -- but is not a google-attribute.
for a google-xml feed-file that is properly formatted for atom-1.0,
<entry></entry> are the proper tags that delimit a single item --
not <item></item>; <entry></entry> delimits a single inventory
item-offer, for atom-1.0, but is also not a google-attribute.
older versions of google rss/atom have different delimiters for an item-offer.
attributes are the additional google-defined element/tags that help describe
the details and physical characteristics of each item-offer, in a google-xml
product-feed file, that is submitted for shopping-ads -- for example:
note that a google-xml feed-files are
extensions of the standard formats,
so a standard rss/atom formatted file
cannot be submitted.
also, a best-practice is to name the file being
sent with an ending .xml (e.g. uk-inventory.xml).
however, this is primarily a public, peer-to-peer, community forum --
forum-members cannot look into any account or submitted-data details;
forum-members can mainly offer suggestions, based on what is posted.
posting, here in public, a public url link to the specific feed-file
being submitted and screen-captures of the specific messages
being seen, with some added context, information, and details,
may allow other forum-members to offer more specific suggestions.
otherwise, if a third-party is creating the feed file,
the third-party support-organization should likely
be contacted directly.
otherwise, google may be contacted directly,
so that a person can look into the account
and the submitted-data details.