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Old 06-25-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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The Economist: "See article" links point to web

As a digital Economist subscriber (for Android/iPad apps), I was very pleased to see the availability of a Calibre recipe. (I was rather upset about the idea of having to pay *again* for a Kindle edition.)

However, the "See article" links, e.g. in the "Politics this week" section, remain pointing to the full web URL, which feels a bit pointless as all the linked articles exist in the same MOBI. I.e. it would be fantastic if the "See article" links pointed to the article in the MOBI.

Can this be easily remedied? I'm a C# developer, but as I suspect this is not a quick fix, I have no idea where to start...

It would also be great to the the "official" issue date into the title. Is this maybe contrary to recipe rules?

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Old 06-26-2012, 01:15 AM   #2
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It would also be great to the the "official" issue date into the title.
I agree. The information in metadata always has date of downloading as publishing date.

timefmt should be the solution. But it doesn't work. (Or I didn't have it right)


I don't really find "see article" links a problem for me because I never switch article in the middle of an article.

One thing I did notice is that in "Politics this week" and "Business this week", some links point to Economist blogs entries and these are not included in the print edition. It would be nice to have an additional section called "Blog", which include those articles, added to the TOC. This way, I wouldn't miss some interesting articles in their blogs.

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Old 06-26-2012, 01:23 AM   #3
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The date is stripped from the title if you are generating files for Kindles, because the Kindle requires that, otherwise it treats every issue as a separate periodical.

As for the links, it's certainly possible, but non-trivial. The BasicNewsRecipe class is fully documented, feel free to play around with the recipe.
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The date is stripped from the title if you are generating files for Kindles
I don't quite understand. My Kindle displays the date in the metadata, which is the date of downloading.
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timefmt inserts dates in to the title, which for Kindles is stripped. The date your kindle displays comes from the date portion of the metadata. That is not controllable from recipes.
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