10:39 Monday 23 January 2017 JST
I need some luck today; I hope I can figure out Facebook’s Instant Articles. Specifically, figure out why they won’t reload articles that have been updated in the RSS feed (with an expiry date in the past), after I changed the GUID of the article, after I changed its canonical URL.
12:57 Monday 23 January 2017 JST
Okay, the main thing I determined:
FB won’t complain if we use a subdomain for the RSS feed, but it will silently ignore it if it hasn’t been approved.
Steps to fix
- Turn off authentication for the subdomain (optional)
- Get it authorized for use
- Turn authentication back on (optional)
- Use it as the Development RSS feed for Instant Articles
16:06 Monday 23 January 2017 JST
Okay so it looks like we just have to figure out how to replace all <br> tags with <p></p> tags. I’ll just run a little regex and whoops no that didn’t work, well how about.. oops no that won’t work, maybe if we just scream
FACEBOOK Y U NO BR TAGS?????