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  • [Forum] Is this RSS bug?

    For some reason when I try to setup an RSS This is what comes in the body:

    I'm using RSS link URL: http://www.af.mil/rss/TopStoriesByTab.asp?tabId=111847
    and for code I'm using:
    {feed:content:encoded}
    {feed:enclosure_href}
    {feed:link}

    Post says when it should post the content or part of it.

    General conducts mass enlistment with rocket backdrop
    <div style="float:left;"><a href="http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123189337">

    ------------
    This seems to happen on most but not all RSS from news feed. I assume its a bug?


    Is this a bug?

  • #2
    Is no one getting this bug? I'd like to confirm it so it can be reported. Surely I can't be the only one??

    Thanks

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    • #3
      I think it's the feed itself. If you look at what it is dropping, it is dropping invalid html - the next bit of html after what you wrote is:
      Code:
      <img border="0" style="margin-right:15px" src="http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/thumbnails/100120-F-7972M-112.jpg"</img></a></div>
      That is invalid code for an image.

      I'd write to the site that is providing the feed and tell them they need to fix their html.

      Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lynne View Post
        I think it's the feed itself. If you look at what it is dropping, it is dropping invalid html - the next bit of html after what you wrote is:
        Code:
        <img border="0" style="margin-right:15px" src="http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/thumbnails/100120-F-7972M-112.jpg"</img></a></div>
        That is invalid code for an image.

        I'd write to the site that is providing the feed and tell them they need to fix their html.
        Ok, so the problem is that some rss from that provider comes in fine and some doesn't. Going to the AF.mil would be useless especially when I tell them it's a problem with vbulletin and not with every posting. Surely they will say it's Vbulletin problem.

        Thanks

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        • #5
          Um, show them the code they are sending - it's not valid. That is not how you do an image code at all.

          Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
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          Want help modifying your vbulletin forum? Head on over to vbulletin.org
          If I post CSS and you don't know where it goes, throw it into the additional.css template.

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          • #6
            Lynne,

            As expected they don't see a problem. Here is the reply:

            "I went to the RSS feed page and I cannot duplicate your problem, the story
            shows fine. What type of browser are you using so I can report to our
            technical section?"

            I can't tell them the problem is when vbulletin imports it as they have no clue about vbulletin and will say it is vbulletin.

            What exactly do I advise?

            Thanks

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            • #7
              Don't tell them to duplicate the problem - tell them exactly what the problem is. They are using invalid html. This is not a valid image tag:

              Code:
              <img border="0" style="margin-right:15px" src="http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/thumbnails/100201-F-7734R-001.jpg"</img>
              Give them a link to here - http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_IMG.asp That tells them exactly how to write the image tag. There is NO SUCH THING AS </img>! And the <img> tag itself isn't closed! If they can't see that, then I don't know what else you can do.

              Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
              vBulletin Manual & vBulletin 4.0 Code Documentation (API)
              Want help modifying your vbulletin forum? Head on over to vbulletin.org
              If I post CSS and you don't know where it goes, throw it into the additional.css template.

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