…please learn about well formed URLs. And if it’s really too hard for you to figure out, I would be happy to come over and help for a Finals ticket or two
What’s the problem?
I’m a nba fan and I subscribe to the NBA.com RSS feed (
http://www.nba.com/rss/nba_rss.xml) which works fine most of the time but sometimes I get an empty page. Why? Because some lazy developer thought it might be a good idea to add
?rss=true to every link.
If you look at todays feed you can find this item:
<title><![CDATA[Cavs' Gibson Expected to Miss Four to Six Weeks]]></title>
If I follow the link ESPN returns:
<!-- obj null -->
?rss=true appears after every link in the feed so I’m pretty certain it’s not ESPN’s fault…
It’s even better. Not only do they destroy external links by appending
?rss=true, they kill their own links, too: