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GALNET RSS News Feed - clean proxy

Discussion in 'Elite: Dangerous General Discussion' started by Lazy Llama, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Administrator Staff Member

    The current RSS newsfeed from Frontier's site - http://elitedangerous.com/news/galnet/rss - is broken in a couple of ways:
    1) It uses Windows -1252 character encoding without declaring it
    2) It doesn't include links to the articles
    (http://validator.w3.org/feed/check.cgi?url=http://elitedangerous.com/news/galnet/rss)

    I've created a very simple proxy which fixes those two problems and which is thus standards compliant.

    https://gonegeeky.com/edproxy/

    (http://validator.w3.org/feed/check.cgi?url=https://gonegeeky.com/edproxy/)
     
  2. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Administrator Staff Member

  3. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Administrator Staff Member

    Improved a little to handle Windows-1252 "curly quotes" that are being used in the source feed.
     
  4. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Administrator Staff Member

    I've created a few more proxies for other Elite: Dangerous related RSS feeds.
    As well as the Galnet News feed mentioned above, there are also now feeds for:
    • Elite: Dangerous Status Updates
    • LaveRadio Podcasts (iTunes)
    • LaveRadio Episode web pages
    These feeds all had slight issues which caused various online services or RSS Readers to object to them.
    For instance, the original LaveRadio Podcasts (iTunes) feed is served with the wrong language header. Even my cleaned version won't work with IFTTT as that requires feed items to have links rather than enclosures. That's why I used the Episode web page feed instead, although again that needed a bit of fixing to make it work with IFTTT.

    They can all be accessed from http://proxy.gonegeeky.com
     
  5. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Administrator Staff Member

  6. Frog2001[UGC]

    Frog2001[UGC] Harmless

    Hello!
    Sorry to bump in in such a direct way. But i have an requst that i want to submit.
    So, i am a native german speaker. And while i am able to understand and speak english to an certain level, many of my fellow commanders do not.
    You are maybe not aware of the fact, that frontier provides the galnet news in many languages over rss. But like the english news the rss feed is a total mess. I don´t intend to put on you extra work. But I would kindly request, help or if you can point me to this, a link, how to build such an RSS Proxy with converter.
    While
    https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/59d7526d8101dd5da464f2fa
    provides the english news,
    https://community.elitedangerous.com/de/galnet/uid/59d7526d8101dd5da464f2fa
    delivers the german news,
    https://community.elitedangerous.com/fr/galnet/uid/59d7526d8101dd5da464f2fa
    would deliver it in french.
    Maybe there is a way to modify your script with not so much work. but i think the work you provided so far is more than enough, and i will not try to push you in more work or even costs.
    Maybe you have a few hints for me how to solve it by myself.

    Kindly
    Frog2001[UGC]
     
  7. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Frog2001 - it's been a while since I looked at the proxies but it shouldn't be too difficult to either set up a new one for each of the other languages, or maybe even detect the language.
    Will try to have a look this evening.
     
  8. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Administrator Staff Member

  9. Frog2001[UGC]

    Frog2001[UGC] Harmless

    Many thanks in advance. Would be great news, not only for us, but for many others too. I personaly think, that the work in the Galnet News is struggeling for FD.
    Most commanders in the german community are not aware that there are german news. Every time i tell one of them how to get the german output. It´s like: Wow they really do it?!? Ignoring the fact, that there are german news in the launcher ;).
    As a side note there must be a guy at frontier who is translating the news. You can read it. It is not a machine. But nearly nobody really notice it.
    I used your english rss feed, it worked great. But sometimes the language barrier strikes back ;).
    I think the french community would also be greatful about it. We have a regulary friendly contact with 2 or 3 clans since the dangerous games. I know they are in the same situation.
    It´s kind of funny, all of us had the same idea about language for communicating. So we are using our swiss and luxemburger members for translating. Since they have all more languages, than ourselves, at school and in real live.
    But that is one of the first tasks when you play an international game and try to communicate ;) .
    Greetings
    Frog2001
     
  10. Frog2001[UGC]

    Frog2001[UGC] Harmless

    Many thanks. You are faster than light ;). I will mention you and your site at our rss frontpage at a prominent point. I hope you will accept this. Since i see no other way of thanking you.
    Many, many thanks
    Frog2001
     
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  11. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Administrator Staff Member

    Let me know how you get on with these and feel free to share the links.
     
  12. Frog2001[UGC]

    Frog2001[UGC] Harmless

    That will be done!
    Working on it now :D .
    Greetings
    Frog2001
     

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