Make feed reader more tolerant to badly formed Content-Base URLs

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

MailNews Core
Feed Reader
RESOLVED WONTFIX
7 months ago
7 months ago

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(Reporter: Jorg K (GMT+2), Unassigned)

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Description

7 months ago
Bug 1344513 presented some feeds with invalid Content-Base URLs, for example:
http://rssnewsapps.ziffdavis.com/pcmag.xml
http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/rss
where the base URLs are missing the scheme, so no http: at the start.

Thunderbird could deal with this bad data better to improve the user experience of the product.

Comment 1

7 months ago
Specifications exist for a reason and they are to be followed. It would be malpractice to add extra processing or complexity for everyone on every update on every feed due to publisher failure to follow spec.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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