Bug 531397 was raised about display of RSS feeds being broken when switching between views in Thunderbird (the body of the RSS feed - web page or summary won't show).
In investigating that bug, I've also found that viewing the web page or summary of an RSS feed when Thunderbird is in Wide or Vertical layouts is broken - the body of the message to display.
1) Set up Thunderbird (3.0 RC 1) and Lightning (20091124 build) with Thunderbird in Wide or Vertical layout mode.
2) Restart Thunderbird
3) Attempt to view an RSS item
The RSS header is displayed but not the summary or web page in the "body" part.
We should try to fix this, possibly in b1rc2. Do you have some statistics on how commonly the wide/vertical views are used?
Its not specifically the wide or vertical view, changing the view mode provokes this bug. I'm not sure this is really a calendar bug though.
When the selected attribute is set to false, then no body is displayed. When changing layout modes, then the selected attribute is somehow set to false. I haven't found out in which situations the selected attribute is modified, but I see its set to false by default:
> I haven't found out in which situations the selected attribute is modified,
According to MXR, the only place where this attribute is modified is in FeedCheckContentFormat()
Which doesn't seem to be called when the panes change. All that seems to happen is that the message is reloaded, but this doesn't trigger checking the content format of the rss items.
I think we should merely relnote this for Calendar. The workaround is to restart Thunderbird after changing the view mode. Also, I think this bug should be moved to Thunderbird land.
If you move this bug, could you move it to mailnews-core instead? We (SeaMonkey) seem to have copied the logic from Thunderbird as well.
162 var content = MESSAGE_TEMPLATE;
163 content = content.replace(/%TITLE%/, this.title);
164 content = content.replace(/%BASE%/, htmlEscape(this.contentBase));
165 content = content.replace(/%CONTENT%/, this.content);
Isn't "content" a magic word?
(In reply to comment #6)
> Isn't "content" a magic word?
Only in IE ;)
The platform above specifies that this bug occurs only in Mac OSX, but I can confirm that it also occurs on Windows 7.
(In reply to comment #4)
> Which doesn't seem to be called when the panes change. All that seems to happen
> is that the message is reloaded, but this doesn't trigger checking the content
> format of the rss items.
> I think we should merely relnote this for Calendar. The workaround is to
> restart Thunderbird after changing the view mode. Also, I think this bug should
> be moved to Thunderbird land.
The work around specified has no effect. The body of the message is not viewable after a restart for me (Windows 7)
fixed in Bug 596234.