Tiny Tiny RSS: Community

Missing articles in feed

If one article contains (with same article IDs) in multiple feeds then this article presents in only one feed in the TT-RSS interface and missing in other feeds.

This behavior is an issue if you subscribe an news aggregator like news . ycombinator . com

Is it possible to avoid this behavior?

article Globally Unique ID is supposed to be Globally Unique.

don’t subscribe to broken feeds and/or write a plugin to fix them.

Do you really want to spam yourself with multiple copies of the same article?

Or are you saying their GUID isn’t really a UID? A plugin to prefix the non-GUID w/ a source name/id could fix that. Or better yet, get the source to comply w/ the standard.

my personal opinion is that in this situation (resyndication) it makes sense to change source GUIDs, which is what tt-rss does.

Sorry I’m not sure about GUIDs but I have an example

Article from the original feed:

<item>
  <title>Some title</title>
  <link>https://www.example.com/path/to/article</link>
  <pubDate>Fri, 28 Feb 2020 10:20:00 +0000</pubDate>
  <guid>https://www.example.com/path/to/article</guid>
  <description>...</description>
</item>

Article from the news aggregator:

<item>
    <title>Some title</title>
    <link>https://www.example.com/path/to/article</link>
    <pubDate>Mon, 02 Mar 2020 02:46:03 +0000</pubDate>
    <comments>https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12345</comments>
    <description>
    <![CDATA[<a href="https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12345">Comments</a>]]>
    </description>
</item>

I think in this item GUID is the link tag value, right?

Thank you

Do you really want to spam yourself with multiple copies of the same article?

It’s better for me than “miss” article from original feed

Thank you

No, the GUID is <guid>; however, if it is missing TT-RSS will take the value of <link>. Because of the way these feeds are structured (the aggregator is missing the GUID) it appears to be the same article to TT-RSS.

write a plugin which would add proper GUIDs to the ycombinator feed

for a technology enthusiast subscribing to Hacker News a simple thing like that shouldn’t take more than a few minutes