Changes in version 3.0ΒΆ

Universal Feed Parser 3.0 was released on June 21, 2004.

  • don’t try iso-8859-1 (can’t distinguish between iso-8859-1 and windows-1252 anyway, and most incorrectly marked feeds are windows-1252)
  • fixed regression that could cause the same encoding to be tried twice (even if it failed the first time)

Universal Feed Parser 3.0fc3 was released on June 18, 2004.

  • fixed bug in _changeEncodingDeclaration that failed to parse UTF-16 encoded feeds
  • made source into a FeedParserDict
  • duplicate admin:generatorAgent/@rdf:resource in generator_detail.url
  • added support for image
  • refactored parse() fallback logic to try other encodings if SAX parsing fails (previously it would only try other encodings if re-encoding failed)
  • remove unichr madness in normalize_attrs now that we’re properly tracking encoding in and out of BaseHTMLProcessor
  • set feed.language from root-level xml:lang
  • set from rdf:about
  • send Accept header

Universal Feed Parser 3.0fc2 was released on May 10, 2004.

  • added and passed Sam’s amp tests
  • added and passed my blink tag tests

Universal Feed Parser 3.0fc1 was released on April 23, 2004.

  • made results.entries[0].links[0] and results.entries[0].enclosures[0] into FeedParserDict
  • fixed typo that could cause the same encoding to be tried twice (even if it failed the first time)
  • fixed DOCTYPE stripping when DOCTYPE contained entity declarations
  • better textinput and image tracking in illformed RSS 1.0 feeds

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b23 was released on April 21, 2004.

  • fixed UnicodeDecodeError for feeds that contain high-bit characters in attributes in embedded HTML in description (thanks Thijs van de Vossen)
  • moved guid, date, and date_parsed to mapped keys in FeedParserDict
  • tweaked FeedParserDict.has_key to return True if asking about a mapped key

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b22 was released on April 19, 2004.

  • changed channel to feed, item to entries in results dict
  • changed results dict to allow getting values with results.key as well as results[key]
  • work around embedded illformed HTML with half a DOCTYPE
  • work around malformed Content-Type header
  • if character encoding is wrong, try several common ones before falling back to regexes (if this works, bozo_exception is set to CharacterEncodingOverride
  • fixed character encoding issues in BaseHTMLProcessor by tracking encoding and converting from Unicode to raw strings before feeding data to sgmllib.SGMLParser
  • convert each value in results to Unicode (if possible), even if using regex-based parsing

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b21 was released on April 14, 2004.

  • added Hot RSS support

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b20 was released on April 7, 2004.

  • added CDF support

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b19 was released on March 15, 2004.

  • fixed bug exploding author information when author name was in parentheses
  • removed ultra-problematic mxTidy support
  • patch to workaround crash in PyXML/expat when encountering invalid entities (MarkMoraes)
  • support for textinput/textInput

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b18 was released on February 17, 2004.

  • always map description to summary_detail (Andrei)
  • use libxml2 (if available)

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b17 was released on February 13, 2004.

  • determine character encoding as per RFC 3023

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b16 was released on February 12, 2004.

  • fixed support for RSS 0.90 (broken in b15)

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b15 was released on February 11, 2004.

  • fixed bug resolving relative links in wfw:commentRSS
  • fixed bug capturing author and contributor URI
  • fixed bug resolving relative links in author and contributor URI
  • fixed bug resolving relative links in generator URI
  • added support for recognizing RSS 1.0
  • passed Simon Fell’s namespace tests, and included them permanently in the test suite with his permission
  • fixed namespace handling under Python 2.1

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b14 was released on February 8, 2004.

  • fixed CDATA handling in non-wellformed feeds under Python 2.1

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b13 was released on February 8, 2004.

  • better handling of empty HTML tags (br, hr, img, etc.) in embedded markup, in either HTML or XHTML form (<br>, <br/>, <br />)

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b12 was released on February 6, 2004.

  • fiddled with decodeEntities (still not right)
  • added support to Atom 0.2 subtitle
  • added support for Atom content model in copyright
  • better sanitizing of dangerous HTML elements with end tags (script, frameset)

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b11 was released on February 2, 2004.

  • added rights to list of elements that can contain dangerous markup
  • fiddled with decodeEntities (not right)
  • liberalized date parsing even further

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b10 was released on January 31, 2004.

  • incorporated ISO-8601 date parsing routines from xml.util.iso8601

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b9 was released on January 29, 2004.

  • fixed check for presence of dict function
  • added support for summary

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b8 was released on January 28, 2004.

  • added support for contributor

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b7 was released on January 28, 2004.

  • support Atom-style author element in author_detail (dictionary of name, url, email)
  • map author to author_detail if author contains name + email address

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b6 was released on January 27, 2004.

  • added feed type and version detection, result['version'] will be one of SUPPORTED_VERSIONS.keys() or empty string if unrecognized
  • added support for creativeCommons:license and cc:license
  • added support for full Atom content model in title, tagline, info, copyright, summary
  • fixed bug with gzip encoding (not always telling server we support it when we do)

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b5 was released on January 26, 2004.

  • fixed bug parsing multiple links at feed level

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b4 was released on January 26, 2004.

  • fixed xml:lang inheritance
  • fixed multiple bugs tracking xml:base URI, one for documents that don’t define one explicitly and one for documents that define an outer and an inner xml:base that goes out of scope before the end of the document

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b3 was released on January 23, 2004.

  • parse entire feed with real XML parser (if available)
  • added several new supported namespaces
  • fixed bug tracking naked markup in description
  • added support for enclosure
  • added support for source
  • re-added support for cloud which got dropped somehow
  • added support for expirationDate

Universal Feed Parser 3.0b2 and 3.0b1 have been lost in the mists of time.