dailywireless.org - RDF errors in RSS



Tech Evangelism Graveyard
English US
13 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: Brian Moura, Unassigned)






13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050408 Firefox/1.0+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050408 Firefox/1.0+

The Daily Wireless.Org home page offers an RSS 1.0 feed which is apparently a
PHP formatted file (from the file extension name -

When adding this RSS feed to RSS Readers - such as Sage - it works fine and
delivers the expected RSS feed headlines.  But adding it as a Firefox Live
Bookmark results in no headlines listed and the entry (Empty) in Firefox.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Visit Daily Wireless.Org
2. Add RSS 1.0 feed from web site
3. Check Live Bookmark in Firefox

Actual Results:  
Firefox correctly displays green file folder, indicating the link is an RSS
feed. However, it also shows (Empty) as the feed contents vs. the actual feed

Expected Results:  
List the actual feed contents.  Compare adding this feed in the Sage RSS reader
for Firefox to see the desired results.
The PHP-ness doesn't matter to us, but unlike virtually all other RSS readers,
we actually use the RDF in RSS 1.0, so we see people's errors there. In the
/channel/items/rdf:Seq/ they are using URLs that start
http://dailywireless.org/modules.php while the individual /item[rdf:about] URLs
start http://dailywireless.org//modules.php with a double-slash. As far as RDF
is concerned, the channel claims it consists of ten items that don't actually
exist in the file. 
Assignee: firefox → english-us
Component: General → English US
Product: Firefox → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: general → english-us
Summary: Live Bookmark Is Unable to Capture RSS Headlines for RSS File Ending in PHP → dailywireless.org - RDF errors in RSS
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Comment 3

13 years ago
I've taken out the extra slash. firefox is happy with the RSS feed now. Thank
you very much!!

Comment 4

13 years ago
Don, thanks for fixing it! Brian, thanks for reporting it! FIXED.
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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