RSS subscription type should be part of RSS Folder properties

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MailNews Core
Feed Reader
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enhancement
VERIFIED INVALID
13 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Ben, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10
Build Identifier: Thunderbird version 0.8 (20040913)

Currently the RSS subscription type (web page vs summary) is only available from

- Right-click RSS account
- Manage RSS subscriptions
- Select Subscription
- Click Edit button

However, in my humble opinion, it should (also) be listed somewhere in the
properties window when right-click the RSS subscription.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

13 years ago
Folder =/= Feed.
It's possible to have multiple RSS feeds dumping into the same folder.  The 
Properties dialog shows the properties of the folder.

While it's unlikely that you might want to have some of those feeds providing 
summaries, and others providing the entire page, it currently is possible.

Even so, I *don't* want to have those different, and I would like to be able to 
change that setting for all the feeds into the folder simultaneously.


It appears to me that practically all of the Folder Properties dialog for RSS 
folders is mis-initialized and not useful.
Severity: minor → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: RSS subscription type should be part of RSS subscription properties → RSS subscription type should be part of RSS Folder properties
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Comment 2

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> Folder =/= Feed.
> It's possible to have multiple RSS feeds dumping into the same folder.  The 
> Properties dialog shows the properties of the folder.

True, I discovered that later (and use it plenty). Thank you, Mike.

> While it's unlikely that you might want to have some of those feeds providing 
> summaries, and others providing the entire page, it currently is possible.
>
> Even so, I *don't* want to have those different, and I would like to be able >
to change that setting for all the feeds into the folder simultaneously.

Well, I do. Please open another ticket if you want to request that enhancement.

> It appears to me that practically all of the Folder Properties dialog for RSS 
> folders is mis-initialized and not useful.

It definitely has to be polished. Some tabs do not show anything or treat email
and news, but not RSS.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Updated

13 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED

Updated

9 years ago
Component: RSS → Feed Reader
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
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