RFE: Please add "https" support to RSS feed widget

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  • #1590589

    It would be much appreciated: both identi.ca (now running pump.io) and diaspora.org send Atom feeds over https only.

    The blog I need help with is cyclofestivalgeneve.wordpress.com.

    #1590679

    kraftbj
    Staff

    Hi,

    Can you send me a link to an https RSS feed that isn’t working when adding it to the RSS widget? My tests have HTTPS RSS feeds working.

    Thanks!

    #1590705

    Here they are:

    https://dspora.org/public/cyclofestivalgeneve.atom
    https://pump2rss.com/feed/(email redacted)

    mmh, now I realize those are Atom feeds…

    The two RSS widgets configured with the above URLs both report (see bottom of my blog page) “Une erreur est survenue ; le flux est probablement indisponible. Veuillez réessayer plus tard.”, whereas Thunderbird and Firefox show them correctly.

    #1590710

    Ouch, the second URL got automatically mangled as it contains an ‘@’ character. Here’s a safe version (replace ‘AT’ with ‘@’):

    “https://pump2rss.com/feed/cyclofestivalgeneveATidenti.ca.atom”

    #1590712

    kraftbj
    Staff

    Thanks for the links. The issue seems to be neither with HTTPS or with Atom feeds, as I can have feeds with either option work, though I can confirm these two feeds aren’t working.

    I’m checking into it and will send you an update when I have something more. The second feed (with the @) isn’t validating, http://validator.w3.org/feed/check.cgi?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpump2rss.com%2Ffeed%2Fcyclofestivalgeneve%40identi.ca.atom , so I’m going to focus specifically on the first one for the cause.

    Thanks for your patience.

    #1590753

    kraftbj
    Staff

    It is a bug on our end. The library we use to parse the feeds is being tripped up by those. The fix isn’t easy, though, so it’ll likely take a bit of time for us to get it resolved.

    Cheers!

    #1591048

    Thanks for fixing this!

    When done, please don’t forget to amend your support page as it currently states:

    Feed URLs that start with “https://” will not work on our RSS Widget.

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    Cheers!

    #1591052

    kraftbj
    Staff

    Will do. Thanks for the reminder :-)

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