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bug with reddit feeds (but not a ttrss specific problem)

Posted: 24 Jan 2016, 20:37
by gameyalexplays
Apparently reddit just changed how they do RSS. As a result, it seems like ALL the rss readers are now not really parsing the feeds correctly. This includes ttrss and the android ttrss app, but also all the other rss services like feedly, feedbunch, etc.

Here is some info on the change: https://www.reddit.com/r/changelog/comm ... rss_20_to/

What happens is that the apps articles synapses loads fine, but at the bottom of the snippet, it just has plain text like:
"submitted gameyalexplays [link][comment]"

Where "[link]" and "[comment]" used to be hyper links, but now are just plain text.

I am not sure if this is something that ttrss (and other rss readers) parse and make the hyper links live, or if reddit just messed something up. It is probably the latter, but if not, I thought I would just mention it here.

Re: bug with reddit feeds (but not a ttrss specific problem)

Posted: 24 Jan 2016, 22:20
by fox
find my post in that reddit thread

>reddit just messed something up.

yes

e: tldr, enable af_redditimgur, be on latest trunk, you'll be fine. not sure/care about feedly or w/e

Re: bug with reddit feeds (but not a ttrss specific problem)

Posted: 26 Jan 2016, 04:43
by gameyalexplays
cool, I'll update.
The feedly reference was just to point out that it was not ttrss specific, but seemed like it was an issue for everyone.
Thanks!

Re: bug with reddit feeds (but not a ttrss specific problem)

Posted: 26 Jan 2016, 08:00
by fox
yep reddit guy mentioned how they decided to break rss for everyone because thunderbird

idiots

Re: bug with reddit feeds (but not a ttrss specific problem)

Posted: 26 Jan 2016, 10:15
by linoth
For entertainment's sake, the actions that led up to the "fix."

https://www.reddit.com/r/netsec/comment ... om_test_a/

Re: bug with reddit feeds (but not a ttrss specific problem)

Posted: 27 Jan 2016, 08:24
by HunterZ
I've started getting the following error:
LibXML error 26 at line 2 (column 7): Entity 'nbsp' not defined

When trying to update the following feed:
https://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/new/.rss

I've updated to latest Git trunk (commit 71b75bb7faabf9e662d76a292c8260634160afee, which is 3 commits past the af_redditimgur hack), but it didn't help.

I'm sure it's another Reddit issue, as the feed contents don't render in Firefox 44.0's feed viewer either.

Re: bug with reddit feeds (but not a ttrss specific problem)

Posted: 27 Jan 2016, 08:38
by fox
so they couldn't figure out atom either, big surprise there

e: http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url= ... new%2F.rss lmao

e2: i did post in that reddit thread but i have zero hopes that mook will be able to fix anything he broke

also the entries no longer have timestamps lol

Re: bug with reddit feeds (but not a ttrss specific problem)

Posted: 27 Jan 2016, 09:16
by HunterZ
He replied to your post saying that he's going to look into the nbsp stupidity. In the meantime I'm pretending it's a decade ago when I used to manually reload browser tabs to keep up with things :D

Re: bug with reddit feeds (but not a ttrss specific problem)

Posted: 27 Jan 2016, 09:43
by fox
yeah when you think about it it's really not surprising how all aspects of reddit are poorly implemented garbage

i mean with devs like these

e: https://www.reddit.com/r/changelog/comm ... ?context=3 lol "fyi"

Re: bug with reddit feeds (but not a ttrss specific problem)

Posted: 27 Jan 2016, 15:51
by JustAMacUser
also, you can be "not strictly conformant" no more than you can be "a little bit pregnant".


Best line ever, fox. :D

Re: bug with reddit feeds (but not a ttrss specific problem)

Posted: 27 Jan 2016, 23:49
by disconn3ct
Did you catch this one? https://www.reddit.com/r/changelog/comm ... to/cze69wd

They didn't even test it with thunderbird, the supposed reason they were switching to begin with.

Re: bug with reddit feeds (but not a ttrss specific problem)

Posted: 28 Jan 2016, 08:23
by fox
lol that guy is a legit idiot