IIS Search Engine Optimization Toolkit
Invalid name character in '_META_COLOR:BACKGROUND'. The ':' character...
Last post Feb 01, 2010 02:55 AM by CarlosAg
Dec 15, 2009 03:29 PM|Rick_Kierner|LINK
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
Dec 17, 2009 10:08 AM|CarlosAg|LINK
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.
Feb 01, 2010 02:55 AM|CarlosAg|LINK
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.