Forums: TV.com Technical Support Board: News links translated wrong for mobile browsers

 
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    geirhr

    [1]Nov 20, 2012
    • member since: 01/30/07
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    I subscribe to tv.com news by RSS through Google Reader. The news links provided in the RSS feed is in the format "http://www.tv.com/news/TITLE-ID/" as with example "http://www.tv.com/news/boardwalk-empire-a-man-a-plan-review-special-delivery-30105/". This works as expected from a PC in any browser, but from any Android mobile in any browser you will receive a an error 404 not found. The reason for this being that the browsers receives a redirect from tv.com to http://www.tv.com/m/story/ID.html?part=rss&subj=&tagnews-summary-" as with example "http://www.tv.com/m/story/30105.html?part=rss&subj=&tagnews-summary-".


    When browsing "http://www.tv.com/m/" the the links used for mobile browsers are "http://www.tv.com/m/news/TITLE-ID/" as with example "http://www.tv.com/m/news/boardwalk-empire-a-man-a-plan-review-special-delivery-30105/".


    Can you please fix the redirect code on your tv.com servers so a mobile browser attempting to reach "http://www.tv.com/news/TITLE-ID" will either get the correct redirect link to "http://www.tv.com/m/news/TITLE-ID" or even simply the standard web page? Any improvement is better than getting the 404 error not found... :-)


    The error can be reproduced by entering the example link in any stock Android mobile with GB 2.x or ICS 4.0 operating system with default browser.

    Edited on 11/20/2012 1:33pm
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    ingodean

    [2]Jun 11, 2013
    • member since: 06/11/13
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    Where did you even find the RSS feeds?


    I would love to read more of the articles, but since I can't find an RSS feed, I never even know they've been published.

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