RSS messages are sometimes discarded (w/o any warning)



14 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: ebcom, Assigned: mscott)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1

TB seems to "lose" RSS messages.

When adding a new feed (or updating an existing feed), some messages are
downloaded then discarded (w/o any warning), for no visible reason.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
I've duplicated a automatically-generated feed to a local server, and told TB to
use it as a RSS feed (see attached sample)

When TB (1.0.2) retrieves the feed, it reports 27 messages, and downloads all of

Then, in the preview page, the RSS folder for this feed indicates only 18
messages. 9 messages are missing.

If some messages are removed from the feed (and the feed is deleted/trashed and
subscribed again in TB), some of the previously missing messages magically
appear in the preview pane.

Actual Results:  
Some messages from the feed are missing

Expected Results:  
I expect TB to display all the messages, or signal the user a feed is corrupted

Comment 1

14 years ago
Created attachment 178452 [details]
Sample RSS file

Served by Apache 2.0.52 as http://localhost/test.rss to TB 1.0.2
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10 years ago
Component: RSS → Feed Reader
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
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