Unable to view paid-subscription RSS feed from the Wall St. Journal Online



MailNews Core
Feed Reader
13 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Ryan, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3

Using the above URL I have subscribed to the Wall St. Journal Online's (WSJ) RSS
feeds.  WSJ is a subscription site that you must login to use.  The RSS feed
pull the headlines from the feed, however, upon clicking on the headline to view
the story, it shows the login page to the WSJ.  Even if I login, and my login is
accepted, it simply shows the login page again.  I believe this issue may be
related to bug #274073.  Even if I goto the website and login first through
firefox, then run the RSS feed, it does not work.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Must have WSJ account (I know they have 10-day trial periods accounts. You
could use one of these to test the problem.  You can reach customer service at
1-800-369-2834 in the US and + 00 800 9755 6466 in Europe)
2. Subscribe to the above URL (http://online.wsj.com/xml/rss/0,,3_7011,00.xml)
3. Get the RSS Feed.
4. Click on one of the titles.

Actual Results:  
You will see a WSJ login page that you must login to.  Even after logging in, it
will not work.  Nor will it work after first logging into the site through Firefox.

Expected Results:  
Shown the article from the story.

The bug occurs with any theme.

Comment 1

13 years ago
Note: I know this RSS Feed will work in FeedDemon without entering a username
and password.  It will simply show the heading and brief description of the
article.  This will not work in Thunderbird however.
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Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED


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