Hi there, the first two source feeds don’t appear to be valid. See:
The third one appears to redirect to https://berlin.fau.org/feed/atom.xml but for some reason Full-Text RSS isn’t getting the redirect. I haven’t looked into it to see why, but if you change the feed URL from
https://berlin.fau.org/feed/atom.xml, it should work:
When Full-Text RSS isn’t able to parse the source URL as a feed, its fallback behaviour is to assume the source points to a HTML web article. It then tries to extract content from that and produce a single-item feed. That will usually always produce bad results if the source URL is still a feed, but a broken one. That’s why you’re getting the results you are.
To control this behaviour, which we really should encourage more, you should always use the
accept parameter with Full-Text RSS URLs:
&accept=feed to the URL and Full-Text RSS will refuse to produce a feed if the source URL can’t be parsed as a feed. For example, taking your first URL, it would look like this:
If you add this parameter on working feeds, you’ll ensure that if they ever stop producing valid feeds, or if a site redesign causes HTML to be output at the URL that was previously a feed, Full-Text RSS will not produce a result.
You can also use
&accept=html for URLs that you know poing to web articles, not feeds.