Get Full Feeds even if RSS is only a Partial feed
Similar to Times made by Acrylic, http://www.acrylicapps.com/times/, it would be great to include a feature that gets the full feed from the site even if the full feed isn't part of the RSS feed. This further enhances the newspaper experience since many who use FeedJournal would be reading it on the go instead of in front of a computer
Could anyone please shed some light on how the full article is fetched in Times? I don’t have a Mac so it’s difficult to try for me… I suspect that the linked URL is opened in a browser-like interface – that would be insufficient for FeedJournal’s purposes because it uses only the content (w/o ads and menus)
Samuel Potisk commented
I think the easiest temporary solution would be to make an agreement with the author of fivefilters, add one selection box when adding a new feed (full / summary) and pass the content everytime through fivefilters if summary is selected.
Or run the fivefilters script on your own server, that would be better...
@Matt Hawkins Which feed from fivefilters did you experience problems with? The ones I am trying work fine (e.g. http://fivefilters.org/content-only/makefulltextfeed.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.schnews.org.uk%2Ffeed.xml)
Matt Hawkins commented
Tried the FiveFilters option, but FeedJournal said "Feed could not be loaded." Help?
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Could anyone please shed some light on how the full article is fetched in Times? I don't have a Mac so it's difficult to try for me... I suspect that the linked URL is opened in a browser-like interface - that would be insufficient for FeedJournal's purposes because it uses only the content (w/o ads and menus)
michele vitale commented
you can try this service http://echodittolabs.org/fulltextrss
works pretty well
By that I think you mean a "fetch" option that, if checked, will fetch the actual content from the url in the <link> tag.
Indeed lots of feeds contain only a summary of the items! For those, FeedJournal is sadly useless until this fetch feature is done.