#1058 Wc3 Valid RSS unreadable due to background/font color problem

v1.9
closed-fixed
Lars Windolf
None
5
2014-05-27
2013-02-12
nobicycle
No

This http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?feed=rss2 chackes out on http://validator.w3.org/feed/ as a valid RSS feed.
Display in liferea is unreadable due to background/font color problem.
see attached jpeg
Thankyou for liferea.
Best wishes

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  • genodeftest
    genodeftest
    2013-02-12

    The reason for this problem is that the feed does specify a light (cyan) font color but no background color. Liferea in most cases assumes white as default background color and black/dark grey as default font color depending on your GTK+ theme.
    This problem is also present in RSSOwl 2.1.6 so it is not limited to Liferea.

    I think this is the feed's fault, it should
    a) provide a background color
    b) NOT provide any color information at all

    I tried to contact the author via email but got a mail delivery failed.

    As a workaround Liferea could check if contrast between font and background color is high enough if one of them is not provided, but this is just a dirty fix.

     
    Last edit: genodeftest 2013-02-12
    • nobicycle
      nobicycle
      2013-02-21

      It is common:
      linuxtoday.com
      http://lxer.com/module/newswire/headlines.rss

      Actually everything currently I am viewing - about 10 technology sites such as the above.

       
      • genodeftest
        genodeftest
        2013-02-22

        This feed does not provide any style (and color) information so it should be readable. It is displayed readable on my system. What's the exact problem?

         
        Last edit: genodeftest 2013-02-22
  • nobicycle
    nobicycle
    2013-02-23

    Hi
    System
    ======
    Linux localhost.localdomain 3.5.0-sabayon #1 SMP Sun Nov 11 10:31:31 UTC 2012 x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux

    net-news/liferea-1.9.6_p20121021

    Problem

    Rendering of articles is not readable.

    For all URL's the rendering is unreadable because of foreground/background colours. See first attachement above and the attachment to this post. Example. http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?feed=rss2
    Another Example. http://henrymakow.com/index.xml

    Liferea is the standard in RSS readers, but of course I tested the same URL's in other readers and there is no problem using other readers.

    Is there a debug mode for me to run and provide you with more data?

     
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    • Lars Windolf
      Lars Windolf
      2013-02-23

      To debug the HTML please run with --debug-html, then click the article and check the XHTML dump in ~/.cache/liferea/output.xhtml

       
  • Lars Windolf
    Lars Windolf
    2013-06-09

    • status: open --> closed-fixed
    • assigned_to: Lars Windolf
     
  • Lars Windolf
    Lars Windolf
    2013-06-09

    Please retest with recent 1.10-RC3 release which I believe fixed this.

     
  • quellen
    quellen
    2014-05-27

    I have the some problem with ALL rss. text is unreadable beacause is white.
    I use Liferea 1.10.9 on ArchLinux.

    I tried to change LXDE theme but it still doesn't work.

     
    Last edit: quellen 2014-05-27
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