Is HTML code inside the <description> tag complaint in RSS 2.0?

The RSS 2.0 specification says that you can include HTML in the description element so long as you properly encode the markup.

There are two ways to do this:

  1. Convert tags to escaped HTML entities:

     <description>this is &lt;b&gt;bold&lt;/b&gt;</description>
    
  2. Wrap the description content within a CDATA section:

     <description><![CDATA[this is <b>bold</b>]]></description>