#881 RssLocator issue: did not detect all feeds and titles


Navigate to http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2006/12/08/craigslist-meets-the-capitalists/?&ex=1166504400&en=89c1ba75fe6be330&ei=5070&emc=eta1
There are three feeds at the page:

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS 2.0" href="http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/?feed=rss2"/>
<link rel="alternate" type="text/xml" title="RSS .92" href="http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/?feed=rss"/>
<link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Atom 0.3" href="http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/?feed=atom"/>

But in the auto-discovered menu (correct page title there) are only two feeds found: the first, and the last (with both feed titles are wrong - not taken from the <link title=""> attribute.


  • Dare Obasanjo

    Dare Obasanjo - 2006-12-23

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    1.) The second link isn't a valid content type for a feed. The valid ones are application/atom+xml and application/rss+xml.

    2.) The title from the autodiscover link is always the format of the feed [which isn't useful since it will always either say RSS or Atom.

  • Torsten Rendelmann

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    Agree on the link issue, but the title should be always taken from the attribute - that it does not provide useful infos herein is more an issue of the publisher, than our. If we just take the HTML page title (e.g. from a sub-page), it may not fit the real content delivered by the feed(s).

    So I re-opened the bug to get the title issue fixed later on.

  • Dare Obasanjo

    Dare Obasanjo - 2006-12-26

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    According to the spec the title is always 'RSS' or 'ATOM'. This isn't EVER any useful information to end users in that attribute.

    See http://diveintomark.org/archives/2002/05/30/rss_autodiscovery for more information.


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