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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#24318 closed enhancement (wontfix)

oEmbeds in feeds

Reported by: johnbillion's profile johnbillion Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.6
Component: Embeds Keywords:
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The latest blog post on included links to a playlist on Rdio and Spotify. As per #24242 these are converted to oEmbeds.

When viewing this post in Google Reader, neither the Rdio or the Spotify embeds are displayed, presumably because they both use an iframe. This led to the paragraph above it not making a lot of sense (see screenshot).

Is it safe to assume that any oEmbed which uses an iframe will not be displayed in an RSS reader? I genuinely don't know the answer to this as I only use Google Reader (not for much longer of course).

Should we implement a fallback (ie. just display the link as-is) in the RSS feed if the oEmbed uses an iframe?

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#1 @kovshenin
11 years ago

It depends on the reader I guess. Rdio looks fine for me in Google Reader: but not Spotify. Feedly, for example, strips out all iframes. There might also be similar issues with e-mail notifications.

#2 @johnbillion
10 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

I'm going to close this off as wontfix. Feeds can be consumed by all sorts of clients - not just feed readers - and feeds should be treated as first class citizens.

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