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Re: Error on gnus-group-make-rss-group

From: David Hansen
Subject: Re: Error on gnus-group-make-rss-group
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 03:16:03 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Tue, 12 Sep 2006 16:19:14 -0700 Andrew M. Scott wrote:

> I get errors when I try to add new RSS feeds within GNUS on
> the 12 Sept 2006 build of CVS Emacs. 
> I first noticed this problem *months* ago, so it's unlikely a recent
> code change.
> emacs -Q &
> M-x toggle-debug-on-error
> M-x gnus
> G R http://www.michaelhyatt.com/ <Return>
> Debugger entered--Lisp error: (error "No feeds found for 
> http://www.michaelhyatt.com/";)
>   signal(error ("No feeds found for http://www.michaelhyatt.com/";))
>   error("No feeds found for %s" "http://www.michaelhyatt.com/";)
>   gnus-group-make-rss-group()
>   call-interactively(gnus-group-make-rss-group)
> *Messages* contains
> nnrss: http://www.michaelhyatt.com/: Not valid XML (error XML: 
> (Not Well-Formed) Invalid end tag (expecting p) at pos 49598) 
> and w3-parse doesn't work (void-function w3-parse-buffer)
> M-x locate-library w3 and w3-auto return:
> No library w3 in search path
> No library w3-auto in search path
> (I tried these, because a long time ago I had the separate w3/url packages
> in my Emacs-21.3 load-path).
> and there is no mention of w3 in my ~/.gnus.el nor ~/.newsrc*
> I have *existing* nnrss feeds in my *Group* buffer that are working properly,
> but I've forgotten how I got them there.
>        0: nnrss:gmane.emacs.pretest.bugs 
>        2: nnrss:gmane.emacs.devel 

Ugh, why don't you use gmane directly?

>        0: nnrss:reddit: what's new online 
> Mozilla Firefox with the Sage RSS extension had no problem "discovering" that
> the RSS feed URL at "http://www.michaelhyatt.com/"; is at
> "http://www.michaelhyatt.com/workingsmarter/atom.xml";

Use http://www.michaelhyatt.com/workingsmart/index.rdf (AFAIK
Gnus doesn't support atom feeds).

I think it should work w/o w3 but for reading RSS feeds i
would suggest to install some html renderer (emacs-w3m is
doing a very good job and it's useful as a normal web browser

I'm not sure but i don't think Gnus looks at the meta tags of
the html page so you have to give it the direct link to the


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