Problems reading RSS Feeds with ? in channel title



14 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: jamesd, Assigned: mscott)


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14 years ago
I'm tracking nightly builds of Thunderbird, currently version 0.9+ (20041123).
RSS feeds work fine, apart from the feed from Wil Wheaton's blog ( which is powered by movable type. It
lists all the blog entries but I'm unable to read the contents in the Message
Pane or delete items from the feed.

Other movable type feeds, such as work
without any problem and validates
correctly using . 

I'm not really knowledgable with either xml or rss, and I'm unable to work out
whether there's something in the feed that prevents it from working, or if
Thunderbird is handling it incorrctly. Apologies for logging a needless bug if
it's the former case.

Comment 1

14 years ago
Created attachment 167033 [details]
Example XML of problematic channel

Comment 2

14 years ago
I've spent a few hours trying to narrow down this bug and I've finally found it
despite my hopeless xml knowledge. This bug appears to be triggered by the
presence of a question mark (?) in the channel title, see the attachment for a
simple example.

Wil Wheaton's blog has such a question mark :-)
Severity: minor → normal
Summary: Problems reading RSS Feed → Problems reading RSS Feeds with ? in channel title

Comment 3

14 years ago
Using a nightly from 11/27 this feed seems to be working for me. 

Or is it because the offending question mark is no longer in the feed?

Can you try again on the current 0.9 nightly?

Comment 4

14 years ago
this is working for me
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird1.0


10 years ago
Component: RSS → Feed Reader
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
Target Milestone: Thunderbird1.0 → ---
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