No Images on some RSS Feeds

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Brachor
2013-10-15
2013-12-12
  • Brachor
    Brachor
    2013-10-15

    Hi there

    I have some problems with the RSS Feeds from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/ (for example: feed://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/rss/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1521-3773) and on some Feeds from http://www.rsc.org/. On those RSS Feeds the images are not displayed.

    Is there a way to fix this problem?

    Cheers
    brachor

     
  • Tommy At Kadx
    Tommy At Kadx
    2013-11-25

    Did you try this:
    http://www.rssowl.org/help#item_hotlink

    ???
    Some images are not being displayed in articles, why?

    This is a known issue called hotlink protection and there is a workaround at least on Windows when using XULRunner:

    Setup RSSOwl to use XULRunner
    Open Tools | Preferences | Browser and enable to use embedded browser
    Open a Browser Tab in RSSOwl and type about:config
    Type network.http.sendRefererHeader in the filter bar
    Change the value to 0

     
    Last edit: Tommy At Kadx 2013-11-25
  • jj99
    jj99
    2013-11-27

    It's up to the feed administrator for configuring his/her feeds and whether or not they include images. Rssowl will simply display the feed in its current state. I suspect the web designers at Wiley figure that (most) students will not be technical enough to utilize feeds so they probably decided that it's more cost-effective for them to implement their feeds with only minimal, text-only configuration settings while they work on other things.

    I would NOT recommend Tommy At Kadx's workaround. If you do, Mozillazine says you may lose site functionality and experience "adverse effects." I would say you also run the additional risk of getting blacklisted by some sites if they discover you circumventing their hot-linking and anti-spam protection plugins.

    The problem in your case is at the source -- and that's where you should work. Send Wiley's technical staff an email inquiring about possibly implementing images in their RSS feeds. You probably won't get a response (most likely a confusing one at that) from such a low-level support ticket until probably for "months," but it's better than do nothing or other "adverse" actions now.

     
  • Brachor
    Brachor
    2013-12-12

    How come that with other RSS Readers this problem doesn't occur?

    i kinda like rss owl, but this problem forces me to change to another reader..

    cheers