Durval wrote:Nah, Fox won't fix it
Oy Vey... you know, shouting from the rooftops that the sun revolves around the earth doesn't make it so. ttrss isn't broken. That's a fact. To insist that this project hack around others mistakes is simply inane.
Sir, you sorely misunderstand me. Let me make myself as clear as I possibly can: I do not
think TT-RSS is broken in any way: in fact, I think it's a wonderful piece of software, and I'm very grateful to Fox for having taken the time to write it, maintain and evolve it and yes, even hang around here at the forum bashing people's skulls in about it... I only ask that he do it more gently if at all possible
I also agree that, whenever practical
, it's always better to fix any problems at their source. But the fact is, sometimes it isn't; and at those times, it's best to fix them wherever you can, as the alternative is to leave things broken.
It isn't impractical to ask people to fix their stuff. If they refuse, don't use their feed, choose another.
Sure, with exactly
the same content? Would you put them up for me?
This is my point, simply wishing things weren't broken or that there were equivalent non-broken ones, or even giving up content just isn't practical either.
I've pointed out to several feeds they had errors - they thanked me for reporting the issue and quickly fixed. It isn't hard.
Well, your experience is completely different from mine. I reported problems to about a dozen feeds already, but only got back one or two replies, and those just told me that their feeds are just perfect, as they know that software X and Y and Z is able to read it without any issues, so the problem must be "at my end". And all I want is to read my news, I'm in no kind of religious crusade to make the world a better place for RSS or whatever.
But nothing of this is important: what is important is that now I'm aware (thanks to the awesome feader) that there is a solution that is acceptable by everybody: a ready-made plug-in to coax and massage the bad XML into a form that the main TT-RSS code will accept. If only that plugin was incorporated in the default TT-RSS distribution (or at least mentioned in the install page or in the wiki), it would have saved all of us a lot of time and grievance... that plugin is so far only mentioned at exactly *two* places now, in the original 6-word post
that feader pointed to me, and in this very thread now.
So, again to make myself clear, I no longer propose that the main TT-RSS code handle less-than-ideal XML, only that the already existent plugin that does exactly that be incorporated in the TT-RSS distribution, or at least more proeminently displayed. In fact, I registered for a login at the wiki so I can do it myself: again, I think TT-RSS is a wonderful piece of software and just want to help make it better for everybody.