Clicking a link in RSSBandit opens FF with the wrong URL




11 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: Steve Shockley, Unassigned)


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11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9a6pre) Gecko/20070610 Minefield/3.0a6pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9a6pre) Gecko/20070610 Minefield/3.0a6pre

I use a feed reader called RSS Bandit on Windows (  When viewing Microsoft Knowledgebase RSS feeds, when I click on a link in the feed then Firefox (the default browser) has an incorrect query.  It's hard to explain, so I'll attach a test case.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open test case in Minefield
2. Click on the link
3. Note the incorrect query part
Actual Results:  
Query part is incorrect, even though it's correct in the source of the test case.

Minefield goes to, but the actual link is;en-us;938134&sd=rss&spid=3198

Expected Results:  
Parse link correctly?

This problem does not occur in FF; I believe it started happening around a month ago, but I'm not positive.

Comment 1

11 years ago
Created attachment 268043 [details]
Test case to show incorrect URL behavior

Open this test case in FF, then click on the link.
Attachment #268043 - Attachment mime type: text/html → text/html;charset=utf-16

Comment 3

11 years ago
Interesting.  When I open it from the link to the test case, it works correctly.  If I save the test case to my machine, it works incorrectly (it goes to instead).  Please try "save link as", then rename the file to .html and open it and try to reproduce.  Thanks.
It makes no difference here. Did you also test this with a new profile with default settings?

Comment 5

11 years ago
Hm, I copied my profile to another machine and could not duplicate it, but creating a new profile on this machine seems to solve the problem.  I'll reopen the bug if I can repro it on multiple profiles/machines.  Thanks for your time.
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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