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Mastodon to RSS: No author information, title garbled #177

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bekopharm opened this issue Dec 18, 2019 · 3 comments
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Mastodon to RSS: No author information, title garbled #177

bekopharm opened this issue Dec 18, 2019 · 3 comments

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@bekopharm
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@bekopharm bekopharm commented Dec 18, 2019

When I subscribe to a Mastodon to RSS feed posts look like this:

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This is the parsed XML item:

<item>
   <title>&lt;p&gt;RubyFrontierDocs – es geht voran&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Inspiriert durch das gestrige »Fahrrad für den Geist«-Video habe ich...</title>
   <link>https://mastodon.social/@kantel/103329305147285605</link>
   <description><![CDATA[<p>RubyFrontierDocs – es geht voran</p><p>Inspiriert durch das gestrige »Fahrrad für den Geist«-Video habe ich noch ein wenig an meiner Implementierung der <a href="https://mastodon.social/tags/RubyFrontierDocs" class="mention hashtag" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">#<span>RubyFrontierDocs</span></a> gebastelt und erste Ergebnisse erzielt. <a href="http://blog.schockwellenreiter.de/2019/12/2019121801.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"><span class="invisible">http://</span><span class="ellipsis">blog.schockwellenreiter.de/201</span><span class="invisible">9/12/2019121801.html</span></a></p>
<p>
<a class="link" href="https://mastodon.social/@kantel/103329305147285605">
<img class="u-photo" src="https://f2.tchncs.de/social.tchncs.de/media_attachments/files/005/557/949/original/3384e3e514f01780.jpeg" alt="" />
</a>
</p>
<p>
<a class="link" href="http://blog.schockwellenreiter.de/2019/12/2019121801.html">
<span class="name">RubyFrontierDocs – es geht voran – Schockwellenreiter</span>
</a>
</p>
<a class="p-category" href="https://social.tchncs.de/tags/RubyFrontierDocs">RubyFrontierDocs</a>]]></description>
   <guid isPermaLink="true">https://mastodon.social/@kantel/103329305147285605</guid>
   <category>RubyFrontierDocs</category>
   <pubDate>Wed, 18 Dec 2019 14:41:11 +0000</pubDate>
</item>

The same post looks fine with Mastodon to ATOM instead:

<entry>
   <author>
      <activity:object-type>http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/person</activity:object-type>
      <uri>https://mastodon.social/@kantel</uri>
      <name>Jörg Kantel</name>
   </author>
   <activity:object-type>http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/note</activity:object-type>
   <id>https://mastodon.social/@kantel/103329305147285605</id>
   <title>RubyFrontierDocs – es geht voranInspiriert durch das gestrige »Fahrrad für den Geist«-Video habe ich...</title>
   <content type="xhtml">
      <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
         <p>RubyFrontierDocs – es geht voran</p>
         <p>Inspiriert durch das gestrige »Fahrrad für den Geist«-Video habe ich noch ein wenig an meiner Implementierung der <a href="https://mastodon.social/tags/RubyFrontierDocs" class="mention hashtag" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">#<span>RubyFrontierDocs</span></a> gebastelt und erste Ergebnisse erzielt. <a href="http://blog.schockwellenreiter.de/2019/12/2019121801.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"><span class="invisible">http://</span><span class="ellipsis">blog.schockwellenreiter.de/201</span><span class="invisible">9/12/2019121801.html</span></a></p>
         <p>
            <a class="link" href="https://mastodon.social/@kantel/103329305147285605">
            <img class="u-photo" src="https://f2.tchncs.de/social.tchncs.de/media_attachments/files/005/557/949/original/3384e3e514f01780.jpeg" alt="" />
            </a>
         </p>
         <p>
            <a class="link" href="http://blog.schockwellenreiter.de/2019/12/2019121801.html">
            <span class="name">RubyFrontierDocs – es geht voran – Schockwellenreiter</span>
            </a>
         </p>
         <a class="p-category" href="https://social.tchncs.de/tags/RubyFrontierDocs">RubyFrontierDocs</a>
      </div>
   </content>
   <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="https://mastodon.social/@kantel/103329305147285605" />
   <link rel="ostatus:conversation" href="https://mastodon.social/@kantel/103329305147285605" />
   <link rel="ostatus:attention" href="https://social.tchncs.de/tags/RubyFrontierDocs" />
   <link rel="mentioned" href="https://social.tchncs.de/tags/RubyFrontierDocs" />
   <a href="https://social.tchncs.de/tags/RubyFrontierDocs">RubyFrontierDocs</a>
   <link rel="ostatus:attention" href="http://blog.schockwellenreiter.de/2019/12/2019121801.html" />
   <link rel="mentioned" href="http://blog.schockwellenreiter.de/2019/12/2019121801.html" />
   <a href="http://blog.schockwellenreiter.de/2019/12/2019121801.html">RubyFrontierDocs – es geht voran – Schockwellenreiter</a>
   <activity:verb>http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post</activity:verb>
   <published>2019-12-18T14:41:11+00:00</published>
   <updated>2019-12-18T14:41:11+00:00</updated>
   <link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="https://mastodon.social/@kantel/103329305147285605" />
   <link rel="enclosure" href="https://f2.tchncs.de/social.tchncs.de/media_attachments/files/005/557/949/original/3384e3e514f01780.jpeg" type="image/jpeg" />
</entry>

It's even worse with Reshares or Replies.

Works like a charm with Twitter to RSS as well so I assume it's some converting issue with Granary.

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@snarfed snarfed commented Dec 18, 2019

thanks for the report, and sorry for the trouble! very good point, these should be fixed. any interest in taking a look? should be pretty isolated to rss.py and/or mastodon.py. feel free to look at the docs to help ramp up!

@bekopharm
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@bekopharm bekopharm commented Dec 19, 2019

I'd like to but I can hardly read python (which is a real shame, oc) :(

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@snarfed snarfed commented Dec 24, 2019

ok, both title and author look better now. thanks again for filing.

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