Check if feed is compatible with Good Noows
I have two feeds which are not working in Good Noows. The fist one is http://www.deweekkrant.nl/rss.php/biltsche_courant which gives me a complete other content. The second one is http://www.bnr.nl/?widget=rssfeed&view=feed&contentId=1227456 which will not update.
Maybe it is useful when there is an option for Good Noows to check if the feed is compatible. Like giving you an error when it can't get the content, and why not.
The feed http://www.deweekkrant.nl/rss.php/biltsche_courant is valid XML but the URL itself is not correct (there is a slash and a pathname after a filename). So our system thinks it’s actually the feed http://www.deweekkrant.nl/rss.php
We’ll make our system more error tolerant for these cases.
The feed http://www.bnr.nl/?widget=rssfeed&view=feed&contentId=1227456 is also valid but doesn’t have any content. We are going to improve our error/warning messages to indicate and reject empty feeds.
Now I see why it isn't working. Thank for explaining!
http://www.bnr.nl/?widget=rssfeed&view=feed&contentId=1227456 has content but it looks like this:
<title>Mugabe gaat naar inauguratie paus</title>
<pubDate>Sun, 17 Mar 2013 20:02:02 +0100</pubDate>
Do you see that the description element is empty (<description/>)? This element should have the full text or at least a line or two of the article content. Currently we don't have a way of displaying these articles in our UI. We'll work to improve this, so you can at least see the headline!
Thank you for ansering!
I understand the error http://www.deweekkrant.nl/rss.php/biltsche_courant. But not the error about http://www.bnr.nl/?widget=rssfeed&view=feed&contentId=1227456. Because if I check this feed within my browser, I can see this feed is has content.