eBay Onebox support for alternative URL style

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(Dean Taylor) #1

With people searching already for ideas for Mothers Day…
… they are leaning on eBay for great ideas.

One of several that didn’t onebox correctly was this one:

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=272213415925&alt=web
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=272213415925&alt=web

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272213415925
http://www.ebay.com/itm/272213415925

Now you can see the top link is not “oneboxing” as expected and that the 2nd link is for the same product in an alternative style link.

Could support be added for this alternative link style?


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Pretty sure this is opengraph or oembed, and thus has little do do with us… did you test it in the testing tool?


(Dean Taylor) #3

Nope - but have now, it contains:

{
    "site_name": "eBay",
    "title": "eBay",
    "image": "http://pics.ebaystatic.com/aw/pics/logos/logo_ret.png"
}

The redirection to the final page occurs in JavaScript.


(Jeff Atwood) #4

Compare

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=272213415925&alt=web

and

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272213415925


(Dean Taylor) #5

Yes, my request is support for onebox transforming the known URL that doesn’t work into one that does.


(Jeff Atwood) #6

I just don’t know that I consider eBay so central to the web these days that it justifies custom oneboxing.

Perhaps a community PR