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May 29 13 3:46 PM

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I imported all my ATOM feeds from Google Reader and they work correctly. Each feed has an URL which looks like http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts.atom?tags=touhou.

All the feeds in my reader look like that, but now when I try to add the feed http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts.atom?tags=konpaku_youmu using the Add a subscription button, it gets parsed incorrectly and I'm subscribed instead to the feed http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts.atom (which is a valid feed but is not the feed I want), dropping everything after the ? symbol.

Last Edited By: sagenoko May 31 13 12:53 PM. Edited 1 time

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May 30 13 12:42 AM

Hello sagenoko,

No, that feed is being parsed correctly indeed. Its link attribute with rel=self contains "http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts.atom" which is "the preferred URI for retrieving Atom Feed Documents representing this Atom feed" according to rfc4287.

To describe this in less technical terms, "http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts.atom?tags=konpaku_youmu" specifies that it is the same feed as "http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts.atom", so we treat it as such.

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May 31 13 6:44 AM

Oh, you're right, that RFC mentions that. Does that mean the only way of getting the feed to work is importing another OPML which already has the feed I want? Or is there any way of editing the feed URL after you've subscribed to it?

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Jun 1 13 1:55 AM

Importing another OPML feed will not really help because OPML import uses the same feed URL detection logic as the "Add subscription" button.
The right way of "getting the feed to work" would be to fix the href property in the feed.

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Jun 1 13 6:38 PM

I'm actually having the same issue with my feeds from danbooru. I don't really buy the "this is standard" thing because this used to work fine a couple of weeks ago. Why all of a sudden do the URL parameters get ignored? This seems like a regression to me. Google reader did it properly, bloglines processes this properly, Feedly does it properly. All of them work with the same URL:

http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts?tags=suisei_no_gargantia

However, TheOldReader is the only one that doesn't work. Do you guys plan on addressing this?

 

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Jun 1 13 6:44 PM

I wouldn't say it's their fault, but it's true that many products don't behave as we want them to when they follow standards. For now, I'd like to have an option to edit the feed URL in The Old Reader and I hope Danbooru sets their tag as it should be.

(Other RFC 4287 compliant feed readers could have the same problem, and I don't think the feed readers are to blame.)

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Jun 2 13 1:35 PM

sagenoko wrote:
I wouldn't say it's their fault, but it's true that many products don't behave as we want them to when they follow standards. For now, I'd like to have an option to edit the feed URL in The Old Reader and I hope Danbooru sets their tag as it should be.

(Other RFC 4287 compliant feed readers could have the same problem, and I don't think the feed readers are to blame.)

Standards or not, 4 out of 5 readers I've tried (including theoldreader) work with the same feed. That's bad user experience. Even if the feed for danbooru is wrong, why do 4 other readers make it work and this one doesn't? Seems like a defect.

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Jun 5 13 2:36 PM

Actually taking a second look at this ATOM feed:

danbooru.donmai.us/posts.atom?tags=suisei_no_gargantia

The source shows:

href="http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts.atom?tags=suisei_no_gargantia" rel="self"
(Can't type the actual HTML above, forums parses it out)

So contrary to what they are saying, the "self" href does NOT point to what they say, it correctly points to the URL with the tags appended. This is an issue with theoldreader.com not the feed.

Last Edited By: voidpointer Jun 5 13 2:40 PM. Edited 4 times.

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Jun 5 13 11:42 PM

voidpointer, what exactly is that "issue with theoldreader.com" you are talking about? danbooru.donmai.us fixed the href in their feed, and now it works properly in The Old Reader.

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Jun 6 13 7:48 AM

I contacted the web admin that controls that feed, he said it has been working properly all along. He didn't make any changes. However, theoldreader.com recently received some updates so I think that may have fixed it. It's working now, however.

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