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Site pattern for CNN

Dexter O. — Apr 02, 2017 08:28PM CEST

I am unable to build a site pattern for CNN without triggering the following error:

"CNN.com is not supported by your browser"

Any suggestions?

PS. I've been using the following link for testing: http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/02/politics/donnelly-gorsuch-democrats/index.html


5 Community Answers

Keyvan Minoukadeh - Apr 13, 2017 at 12:02PM CEST

FiveFilters.org Agent

Hi there, we'll need to address this issue in the next Full-Text RSS update. We currently have code that follows redirects embedded in the HTML. In this case the redirect is intended to be conditional (only applying to users of older browsers). Full-Text RSS does not parse the page exactly as a browser does, so follows the redirect anyway. That's why you see the 'not supported by your browser' message.

Thanks for reporting this.

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Taimur - May 16, 2017 at 11:15AM CEST

Any ETA on the update?

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Dexter O. - Oct 16, 2017 at 05:12AM CEST

Hi Keyvan,

This doesn't appear to be fixed in FTR 3.8. A more complex bug to fix than expected?

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Keyvan Minoukadeh - Oct 16, 2017 at 05:20AM CEST

FiveFilters.org Agent

This should be fixed in 3.8. I'd tested with the site config file edition.cnn.com.txt (which I think is what European visitors to cnn.com get redirected to). I've now added the same replacement rules to cnn.com.txt so if you update your site config files, this should work. https://github.com/fivefilters/ftr-site-config/blob/master/cnn.com.txt

In 3.8 we're applying the string replacement rules before the meta redirect detection. That's how we're dealing with this at the moment.

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Dexter O. - Oct 22, 2017 at 12:15AM CEST

Wonderful, thank you!

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