Tiny Tiny RSS: Community

Unable to subscribe to gocomics feeds (af_comics plugin)


#1

Problem:
I am not able to subscribe to gocomics feeds anymore. Subscribing to any gocomics feed results in the following error message:
“Specified URL doesn’t seem to contain any feeds.”

Existing gocomics feeds still update normally — just subscribing to a new feed does not work.

Steps to reproduce the problem:

  1. Click “Subscribe to feed”
  2. Enter URL (e.g.) http://www.gocomics.com/fredbasset (but happens with every gocomics comic URL I have tried)
  3. ⇒ Error message above

tt-rss version (including git commit id):
Tiny Tiny RSS v17.12 (c30f5e1)

Platform (i.e. Linux distro, PHP, PostgreSQL, etc) versions:

  • Kubuntu 17.10 (artful aardvark, 4.13.0-21-generic #24-Ubuntu SMP Mon Dec 18 17:29:16 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux)
  • PHP: 7.1.11-0ubuntu0.17.10.1 (cli) (built: Nov 1 2017 16:30:52) ( NTS )
  • PostgreSQL 9.5.6 on x86_64-pc-linux-gnu

Additional information below:
This used to work until one or two updates ago, unfortunately I can’t tell exactly which was the last good version this was working with, but not longer than 2-3 months ago.


#2

I’ve notice this issue too. Try this: https://feeds.feedburner.com/uclick/fredbasset
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#3

These feedburner feed URLs do not work for all gocomics feeds — I guess that’s why the af_comics plugin supports the gocomics “home url” directly. Or at least it used to …

But this is a workaround — I can create the feed subscription by using the feedburner URL and then do an edit feed and change it over to the gocomics URL.


#4

I’m going to guess (because I’m not looking at the code right now) that the subscribe function checks the content-type returned by the site and if it’s not XML doesn’t accept it as a feed (which is the correct action).

Unfortunately I don’t think this one site warrants re-working the code, but the feedburner workaround @Michael_Armbrecht mentioned seems fine. Truth be told any feed could be used and then changed.

If I have time and am bored one night I might take a look.

Keep in mind the plugin still allows legacy feedburner URLs for GoComics and that’s not likely to change anytime soon.


#5

Looks like fox already has a hook for subscribing so this should be easy enough to fix. I’ll put it on my mental to do list, or someone else can also put together a pull request.


#6

I have submitted a pull request to fix this issue.