Emacs Gnus Bug: Broken Atom Webfeed Relative Link
Gnus's RSS feature has 2 major problems:
- Does not support Atom feed.
- Does not support relative links in Atom feed when the feed is converted to RSS.
in Atom feed (aka webfeed, RSS), by spec one can have a base URL where other URL are relative to. Example
<feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xml:base="http://ergoemacs.org/emacs/">
xml:base doesn't exist, relative link should resolve to current file path, just like HTML. This is required by spec, see: Atom Webfeed Tutorial
Many webfeed/rss readers are broken about it. If you are using such RSS reader, you get broken links for all relative links in the feed.
Emacs Webfeed Readers
I recommend Christopher Wellons's feed reader elfeed , at https://github.com/skeeto/elfeed
Atom feed format is superior than RSS. See: [Atom vs. RSS By Christopher Wellons. At http://nullprogram.com/blog/2013/09/23/ , accessed on 2014-12-10 ]
discussion at Google Plus