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GoGomics removed RSS feeds for their comics !!

Posted: 13 Jan 2017, 18:36
by mcbyte
Since the new Gocomics website changed last week, I saw that my comics don't get updated anymore in TT-RSS.

I wrote them a support ticket, and got a response:
We actually stopped supporting our RSS feeds a couple of years ago, and chose to dismantle it when we switched from our old to our NEW website this past Monday.


can a workaround be done for this?

Re: GoGomics removed RSS feeds for their comics !!

Posted: 13 Jan 2017, 19:02
by fox
if there's literally no rss feeds anymore i'm afraid you're SOL

e: i've just checked and my gocomics rss feed is live but there's no new data past january 9, RIP i guess

Re: GoGomics removed RSS feeds for their comics !!

Posted: 13 Jan 2017, 19:21
by zoider
Try https://github.com/sebsauvage/rss-bridge

Rss-bridge is a PHP project capable of generating ATOM feeds for websites which don't have one.

It's an open source self hosted solution.

You need to develop your own bridge if the website is not included in the list.

See here for more details about that :

https://github.com/sebsauvage/rss-bridg ... _BRIDGE.md

Re: GoGomics removed RSS feeds for their comics !!

Posted: 13 Jan 2017, 21:08
by a9db0
If you're in a hurry, try http://pagemon.net. I use it for a couple of sites that don't provide an rss feed.

Re: GoGomics removed RSS feeds for their comics !!

Posted: 14 Jan 2017, 02:02
by JustAMacUser
I also emailed them but never got a response back.

Today I wrote a plugin that hooks FETCH_FEED and generates a fake Atom feed using the included MiniTemplator based on the content the code scrapes from their site. It's a workaround but probably the best one can do in the situation.

Re: GoGomics removed RSS feeds for their comics !!

Posted: 14 Jan 2017, 04:01
by geezer
Another alternative is feed43.com. It is bare bones, but gets the job done for me.

Re: GoGomics removed RSS feeds for their comics !!

Posted: 14 Jan 2017, 10:33
by fox
JustAMacUser wrote:I also emailed them but never got a response back.

Today I wrote a plugin that hooks FETCH_FEED and generates a fake Atom feed using the included MiniTemplator based on the content the code scrapes from their site. It's a workaround but probably the best one can do in the situation.


post it in T&P :p

Re: GoGomics removed RSS feeds for their comics !!

Posted: 14 Jan 2017, 11:07
by mcbyte
fox wrote:e: i've just checked and my gocomics rss feed is live but there's no new data past january 9, RIP i guess


That's what I meant, removed means no longer updated.

geezer wrote:Another alternative is feed43.com. It is bare bones, but gets the job done for me.


I found this little after my original post, works for now.

zoider wrote:Try https://github.com/sebsauvage/rss-bridge

Rss-bridge is a PHP project capable of generating ATOM feeds for websites which don't have one.

It's an open source self hosted solution.

You need to develop your own bridge if the website is not included in the list.

See here for more details about that :

https://github.com/sebsauvage/rss-bridg ... _BRIDGE.md


I think when I have some free time I'll make a bridge for gocomics with this, seems interesting.

Re: GoGomics removed RSS feeds for their comics !!

Posted: 14 Jan 2017, 11:25
by JustAMacUser
fox wrote:post it in T&P :p


Done.

Re: GoGomics removed RSS feeds for their comics !!

Posted: 14 Jan 2017, 11:31
by ldidry
mcbyte wrote:I think when I have some free time I'll make a bridge for gocomics with this, seems interesting.


Don't bother, I just wrote one. I'll make a PR on github in a few minutes. But my bridge fetchs the last comic, so if you want to improve it, you're welcome :wink: https://github.com/ldidry/rss-bridge/bl ... Bridge.php

Re: GoGomics removed RSS feeds for their comics !!

Posted: 14 Jan 2017, 14:12
by ldidry
Fetchs *only* the last comic.

My PR has been merged, so you can update your rss-bridge if you have one.

Re: GoGomics removed RSS feeds for their comics !!

Posted: 14 Jan 2017, 15:08
by fox
tfw you remove rss feeds to show more ads/funnel people into social networks/save on traffic/whatever and people just scrape your stupid site instead

Re: GoGomics removed RSS feeds for their comics !!

Posted: 15 Jan 2017, 10:02
by mcbyte
ldidry wrote:
mcbyte wrote:I think when I have some free time I'll make a bridge for gocomics with this, seems interesting.


Don't bother, I just wrote one. I'll make a PR on github in a few minutes. But my bridge fetchs the last comic, so if you want to improve it, you're welcome :wink: https://github.com/ldidry/rss-bridge/bl ... Bridge.php


It works great, thanks for the commit !!

Re: GoGomics removed RSS feeds for their comics !!

Posted: 16 Feb 2017, 03:08
by ibreakcellphones
I can't get the RSS-Bridge feed to work. I put it through https://fakecake.org/myfeedsucks/ and http://www.feedvalidator.org/ (for the Atom version) and both check it OK. But I never see any activity in it. Here's what I'm getting back from a web browser:

Code: Select all

$ curl 'https://www.rogerdcook.com/rss-bridge/?action=display&bridge=GoComics&comicname=calvinandhobbes&format=Atom'
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0">

   <title type="text">GoComics Unofficial RSS</title>
   <id>https://www.rogerdcook.com/</id>
   <icon>http://icons.better-idea.org/icon?url=http://www.gocomics.com/&amp;size=64</icon>
   <logo>http://icons.better-idea.org/icon?url=http://www.gocomics.com/&amp;size=64</logo>
   <updated>2017-02-16T00:07:22+00:00</updated>
   <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://www.gocomics.com/" />
   <link rel="self" href="https://www.rogerdcook.com/rss-bridge/?action=display&amp;bridge=GoComics&amp;comicname=calvinandhobbes&amp;format=Atom" />

   <entry>
      <author>
         <name>Bill Watterson</name>
      </author>
      <title type="html">Calvin and Hobbes for 2017-02-15</title>
      <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/2017/02/15" />
      <id>http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/2017/02/15</id>
      <updated>2017-02-15T00:00:00+00:00</updated>
      <content type="html">&lt;img src="http://assets.amuniversal.com/ae8db4c0b9ba01342fad005056a9545d" alt="Calvin and Hobbes for 2017-02-15" /&gt;</content>
      
   </entry>

</feed>
$


Any ideas?

Re: GoGomics removed RSS feeds for their comics !!

Posted: 16 Feb 2017, 04:43
by JustAMacUser
ibreakcellphones wrote:Any ideas?


Stop wasting your time with that since the bundled af_comics plugin will now take care of this seamlessly for you?