In the feed for Camen Design (http://camendesign.com/rss) I spotted a weird blank space in the article ‘I Don’t Want To Do This Any More’. On closer inspection the culprit seems to be this code:
This might look horrible but it is because of how XML works. This should be decoded once into:
(Note: Get Satisfaction can’t handle this, there should be another CODE closing tag.)
And then when displaying the feed content I should see the literal tag printed in my browser, styled as code. Currently what NewsBlur is doing is taking care of all entities. Making it: (Note: Get Satisfaction can’t handle this, there should be another CODE closing tag.)
This makes my browser insert (and try to render) a VIDEO element where there shouldn’t be one.`
Ironically, NewsBlur is doing the same thing with this problem report. (Feed.) The final code block gets converted into a working (albeit empty) VIDEO element.
Before I start fixing this, I just want to point out the irony of the paragraph:
Hah. Because this is exactly what’s happening, although inadvertently.
You got it: https://github.com/samuelclay/NewsBlu….
Turns out the auto linking of text links was also indiscriminately rewriting text, which ended up double-encoding any entities. Great bug!
Did not expect the problem to be there to say the least.
If I keep finding edge-case bugs, can I win a premium membership? Hahaha.
Now looking for a way to mark this topic ‘fixed’. But maybe only you can do that?
I’m not actually paying for this support forum, so I have no real moderator abilities. It’s ok, though. Nobody else should now have this problem, and if they do, they can just read the whole thread.