Can't see rss feeds with titles that start with "." (a dot character)

RESOLVED INVALID

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RESOLVED INVALID
14 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: knightbg, Unassigned)

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14 years ago
As far as I know, there's nothing about RSS that stops you from having a feed
with a title that begins with a "."  Thunderbird adds those feeds just fine, but
it won't actually show them in the folder list.  I imagine that perhaps this
isn't an issue on Windows (where the dotfiles aren't necessarily considered
"hidden"), but I haven't tested it on anything other than FreeBSD.
Probably same cause as Bug 229522(starting dot in local folder file name).
We are trying to resolve this by similar approach to Bug 262018(# or ; in RSS feed).
Watch Bug 229522 for a while, please.

Mscott, your help to Bug 229522 is very approciated.
Regards. 

Comment 2

14 years ago
I just want to verify this bug.  I "fixed" it by going into the mail directory
and changing all files and directories starting with a dot (.) and replaced them
with the word "Dot".  It's ugly but it makes Thunderbird usable again.  

Confirming according to comment #2,
and setting dependecy on Bug 229522 for ease of search.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Depends on: 229522
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 4

12 years ago
Bug 229522 landed, do someone still see this? (or have a samle feed url so I can test it) 
QA Contact: rss

Updated

10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody

Updated

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

Comment 5

7 years ago
No response to Comment 4 for five years, closing as invalid
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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