Error with logstash-input-rss

I was trying the RSS plugin with Logstash, and I'm facing an error as detailed below:

Logstash 7.7.1
Operating System:
CentOS 7.8.2003
Config File:

    input {

      rss {
        url => ""
        interval => 7200
            tags => ["ar", "rss", "alittihad"]

    filter {
         source => "title"
         target => "[@metadata][fingerprint]"
         method => "MURMUR3"

    output {
     elasticsearch {
      action => "index"
      hosts => "localhost"
      workers => 1
      document_id => "%{[@metadata][fingerprint]}"
     stdout {}

[ERROR][logstash.inputs.rss ][main][28d92d7fa1e60631ff0741642cbb39e90c8c542b6251b01324014030be140f75] Uknown error while parsing the feed {:url=>"", :exception=>#<RSS::MissingAttributeError: attribute <url> is missing in tag <source>>}

If you hit that in a browser then you see source elements such as

<![CDATA[ ]]>

The RSS spec requires that a source element have a url attribute, so this is not valid RSS.

Thank you for your response! I am aware that the RSS is faulty. However, I tried with another RSS document ( which didn't have a tag and it worked fine.

Any chance errors can be bypassed in the plugin?

The input does not have a a way to suppress the error.

What do you think could be a better way of dealing with this? I'd really like to use Logstash in my pipeline.

You might be able to use mutate+gsub to remove the empty source elements.

Thanks for the advice. I'll see what I can do about it

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