Inserted iframe hides part of RSS feed

VERIFIED INVALID

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VERIFIED INVALID
12 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: mozilla, Assigned: mscott)

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.4) Gecko/20060508 Firefox/1.5.0.4
Build Identifier: version 3 alpha 1 (20060702), and version 1.5.0.4 (20060516)

We use the Wiki called "Confluence" from Atlassian: <http://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence/>. It uses RSS to notify about changes to the pages in the Wiki. One very nice feature is that it outputs a graphical diff between the changes made to the page in the update - rows that are deleted are highlighted in red, added in green, etc. This works fine in almost all RSS readers (Omea, FeedDemon 2, Newz Crawler, Office 2007...), but not in Thunderbird. The reason for this seems to be that Thunderbird modifies the HTML of the message in such a way that it no longer renders properly. More specifically, it inserts an iframe that points to the Wiki page, and this iframe is the only thing that shows up in Thunderbird.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Sign up to RSS feed for changes to the pages in the Wiki
2. When a page us updated (not created), check the RSS notification in TB
Actual Results:  
Thunderbird shows the page in the Wiki via an iframe.

Expected Results:  
Thunderbird should render the HTML in the RSS message, not link to the page in the wiki.

Using the "view source" feature in both FeedDemon and Thunderbird, I have saved two copies of the same RSS message that you can compare. Note that the Mozilla rendering engine does a fine job of the HTML from FeedDemon, while the iframe in the HTML from Thunderbird will only show the link from the iframe.

   <http://www.joar.com/rss/FeedDemon-rss.html>
   <http://www.joar.com/rss/Thunderbird-rss.html>

Note: I've modified the HTML to remove links that only work on our LAN.


I also posted a question about this problem on their support forum:

   <http://forums.atlassian.com/thread.jspa?threadID=11841>

Comment 1

12 years ago
Is the RSS feed itself available publicly?

(In reply to comment #0)
> Using the "view source" feature in both FeedDemon and Thunderbird, I have
> saved two copies of the same RSS message that you can compare. 

This isn't useful.  Instead, save the item as a .EML file and attach it to this bug.


> Note: I've modified the HTML to remove links that only work on our LAN.

Don't bother; it's better to provide the item unedited.


> Expected Results:  
> Thunderbird should render the HTML in the RSS message, not link to the page
> in the wiki.

Have you tried using the "Display summary" option for the feed?
(Reporter)

Comment 2

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)

> Have you tried using the "Display summary" option for the feed?

That was indeed my problem. Sorry for wasting your time!
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Updated

12 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED

Updated

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