The OSNews RDF shows news with wrong order on Firefox's new RSS extension




14 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: Eugenia Loli, Assigned: Blake Ross)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; (R1 1.1); .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a4) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.9.1+

I am using a devel version of Firefox. It has support for the RSS feeds.
So, I have bookmarked both the Slashdot RSS, and the OSNews RDF:
(go there and subscribe to their RSS/RDF feeds)

So, after subscribing, the OSNews feeds are showing with the wrong order, 
while the Slashdot's are correct. For example, the first story showing on the 
osnews front page is showing 15th on the firefox RDF feed, while the 15th news 
story shows as first. In other words, Firefox renders the osnews RDF news with 
the WRONG order.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load the osnews web page
2. Subscribe to the osnews RDF
3. See that the RDF news have the wrong order, while this doesn't happen with 
RSS Feeds.

Actual Results:  
Wrong order

Expected Results:  
Right order of news.

Comment 1

14 years ago
confirmed in
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10

The RSS feed <> shows the same order as
the main page at <>, but the menu shows them in
the opposite order. The RSS feed doesn't contain a 'rdf:Seq' entry that
determines the order.

The feed itself is valid, see

See also bug 252367.
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 2

14 years ago
>The RSS feed doesn't contain a 'rdf:Seq' entry that determines the order.

If that tag doesn't exist, Firefox should render the news in the order they 
existin inside the RDF file.

Comment 3

14 years ago
Update: Please note that I have changed the OSNews RDF feed to RSS and so now 
Firefox works as expected.

However, other sites still have the problem: 
jsut to name a few. So please, just because I fixed the problem for OSNews, 
this bug REMAINS a bug of firefox! Please fix before 1.0. Thanks!

Comment 4

12 years ago
Firefox 3 / Places gets this right.
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 5

12 years ago
That's because osnews switched to RSS, not because Firefox fixed its RDF bug.
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