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fbrss feed not working.

Postby amusicsite » 26 Jul 2012, 17:54

I have recently set up a feed (from facebook) using http://fbrss.com
But it fails to load into TTRSS with the error message
MagpieRSS: Failed to parse RSS file. (not well-formed (invalid token) at line 254, column 111)

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Re: fbrss feed not working.

Postby fluffy » 26 Jul 2012, 21:26

Seems like that's a bug with FBRSS and you should contact them about it.

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Re: fbrss feed not working.

Postby amusicsite » 27 Jul 2012, 00:22

The link works in other RSS readers though. It's on TTRSS that it fails to load.

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Re: fbrss feed not working.

Postby fluffy » 27 Jul 2012, 01:00

MagpieRSS is pretty strict about what it accepts, while other RSS readers try to figure out the "intent" (and often get it wrong). Could you provide a URL to the feed itself? It would be easier to identify what's going wrong and make suggestions to the FBRSS folks to fix it if we could actually see what Magpie is complaining about.

Or at the very least, load the RSS feed up in a text editor which allows you to excerpt lines 253-255.

Just based on the error on its own I'd guess it's complaining about a malformed entity or an invalid character sequence for the specified encoding, or possibly it could be a tag which wasn't closed correctly. But really that error could mean anything.

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Re: fbrss feed not working.

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Re: fbrss feed not working.

Postby fluffy » 31 Jul 2012, 21:50

That smart quote on the Pinterest item ("if you're like me") is highly suspect, and might be a mismatched encoding. But that could have also been mangled by phpBB. Who knows. i18n is hard, let's go shopping.

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Re: fbrss feed not working.

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Re: fbrss feed not working.

Postby fluffy » 01 Aug 2012, 21:35

Well, now you know what to point the fbrss guys to when you report the bug in fbrss.

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Re: fbrss feed not working.

Postby Ipstenu » 01 Aug 2012, 21:44

You can use these directions to get the FB rss feeds: http://ahrengot.com/tutorials/facebook-rss-feed/

That's what I do for similar reasons ;)

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Re: fbrss feed not working.

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Re: fbrss feed not working.

Postby fluffy » 02 Aug 2012, 07:43

That's pretty useful. It'd also be trivial to set that up as a CGI script (or similar) or even integrate that into tt-rss's fetch pipeline itself.

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Re: fbrss feed not working.

Postby Cheetah » 13 Mar 2013, 21:22

I hit a similar problem, and was motivated to fix it.

I wrote a tiny plugin for tt-rss that will pass feed data through xmllint --recover as Usul suggested.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/72924289/ff_xmllint_init.php

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Re: fbrss feed not working.

Postby fleg » 15 Mar 2013, 16:36

Would be nice if it could be included in the base tarball.

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Re: fbrss feed not working.

Postby fox » 15 Mar 2013, 16:58

This sounds like a serious performance killer though.

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