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RSS Widget – Yahoo feed

  • Would appreciate some help with this.

    I have set up a Yahoo RSS feed in the RSS sidebar widget. It displays the news headlines properly, but the links are bad.

    The URL for the feed is:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/rss/headline?s=%5Bticker_symbols%5D

    The link that is generated for each item has the following structure:

    http://us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/news/rss/story/http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/080404/%5Bstory_page%5D

    Of course, the correct address begins with the second http.

    So my questions are:

    1. Why does the Yahoo feed generate these links? Is there a different feed that generates correct links?

    2. I’m an inept coder, but I assume I can modify the rss.php file to strip the extraneous info from the URL. Anyone care to suggest the appropriate code?

    By the way, I’ve put up a feed from a different source and it works fine, so this seems to be a Yahoo peculiarity.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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