I am trying to add this feed from my Last.FM : http://ws.audioscrobbler.com/2.0/user/haveyoumetced/recenttracks.rss
and here is the log from Feed Validator : http://feed.informer.com/validator/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffeed.informer.com%2Fcache%2Ffeeds%2Fproduction%2FA647CF3F71
apparently one of the main problem is the same url is in the feed several times, but I can't change this !
need some help please
And how long does it take to refrech/update a digested feed ? difference between free and pro ? (I found contradictory responses and the forum...)
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unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about that feed from last.fm. It's mandatory for a feed to be valid in order to be accepted and processed by Feed Informer. I could advice you to contact last.fm about this issue, but, taking into consideration the sad state of affairs of last.fm, I doubt they would listen.
Regarding your second question, as of now, it takes several minutes to update widget's content, from the moment when at least one of its source feeds was updated, but in some rare cases it may take up to 30 min. This applies to all users, free and premium. Please also read the first section of our FAQ for general update rules: http://feed.informer.com/blog/docs/faq/
But maybe I could create my own RSS feed compatible with FI using Yahoo pipe ?
For the repeating GUID, it's OK, I just need to modify the strings, easily done with yahoo pipes. But for the errors 1 and 3 giving by feed validator, do you think something could be done about that with yahoo pipes too ?
The third message by the validator is actually a warning, it's not necessary to fix this error, but the empty string inside <docs></docs> instead of a properly formatted URL poses a problem.
Regarding the Pipes, I'm not an authority on the subject, but I think it might work out.
Yeah! that's what I thought ! I succeeded to import the feed going out of my yahoo pipes, but it doesn't seem to update...
original feed : http://ws.audioscrobbler.com/2.0/user/haveyoumetced/recenttracks.rss
piped feed : http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=7015e941bfe036d0d0cc5cdea900bbd6&_render=rss
feed informer : http://feed.informer.com/share/TS8RFZUIKD
30min to update actually !
I guess that since items in your Pipes feed don't have publishing dates, our parser is unable to sort and process them properly. Please try to set flag "Show live items only", and/or choose different sort method (not by the date) on "OUTPUT FILTERS" page. It looks like this solution worked for me.
OK i'll take a look later and i'll keep you in touch! thanks :)
In my Yahoo pipes, I does have pubDate tag in it, so I don't think the problem is here. in filters, i put "original order", but now, I just have SOME of the items in the original feed in the output ! I have set the max to 20 items, but I just have something like 6 or 7 items, and they are not very recent...
While investigating this issue we found out that your Pipes feed behave strangely: sometimes it contains the list of items, sometimes not (though the <channel> element is always present). Obviously we can't guarantee anything if it's a persistent issue with Pipes.
Also, despite your claim, <item> elements in your feed do not contain <pubDate> elements. The only pubDate available is for the <channel> element, which means that the items can't be sorted by date.
You're right! I've just noticed that in fact there are 2 versions of the Last.fm feed :
1.0 : http://ws.audioscrobbler.com/1.0/user/haveyoumetced/recenttracks.rss
2.0 : http://ws.audioscrobbler.com/2.0/user/haveyoumetced/recenttracks.rss
The 1.0 seems to match a proper format, no need to get it through Yahoo Pipes !
And it does contain pubDate with each <item>
But it looks like Last.fm doesn't broadcast the same tracks in the 2 feeds, which is weird...
For now I'll watch the results with 1.0 to see if the widget output updates correctly,
Then, I'll try to rebuild my Yahoo Pipes, I think I did it wrong. This might be why sometimes the Pipes feed is empty.
But when I see that the feed is empty with my browser, a simple refresh is enough to fix it. And I assume it's the same if I refresh the page where is the widget, it will just make another call. So it should not be a problem for your parser. A least, not the second time! Does it ?
I am currently working on the convertion of the 1.0 xml here : http://ws.audioscrobbler.com/1.0/user/haveyoumetced/recenttracks.xml
and I came up with something : do pubDates need to match this exact format :
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:19:55 +0000
Or can it just be 30 Nov 2012 14:19:55 for example ?
> do pubDates need to match this exact format?
There are options, but you need to comply with the specs:
Yeah I have found this webpage earlier. But in fact I have succeeded to produce the pubDate from the Unix timestamp in the xml from Last.fm :)
I am gonna watch how it updates now. But I've already notices that the preview here http://feed.informer.com/share/GCO3Y0XRTA
seems to be updated quicker, not it's not exactly the last.fm rss, but still. Why is the script result not identical ?
And do you notice the same strange behavior with empty item list as before or not ? cause if yes, I think I can't do any better this time with Yahoo Pipes...
It's a real pain in the a** this last.fm feed !
There is definetly some wrong going, more than 40 minutes, and no update yet...
And the embed widget result is different than the digested rss here : http://feed.informer.com/digests/OUZA9KJUUP/feeder.rss
how's that ?
> And the embed widget result is different than the digested rss:
Please take into account that each widgets/digest is cached independently, they can be out of sync at any given moment.
Also don't forget about general update rules from the first section of our FAQ: http://feed.informer.com/blog/docs/faq/
Oh ok I didn't knew that ! but I have just started my website and I'm analyzing the first google analytics results, so about how many viewers are we talking about ?
> so about how many viewers are we talking about ?
Well, it depends on how often your source feed is updated. Generally, if the page with the widget is requested every 5 minutes, it would be enough.
but I'm just currently looking at my webpage where is the script, and the last item dates from Nov 13, 2013 12:49, so there is still sth wrong !
I am afraid I can't reproduce this issue on our side. It may be some specific issue related to your source feed.
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