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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

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