User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:2.0b8) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b8 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20101207 Thunderbird/3.1.7 Example RSS XML file: http://www.heartofthewitch.eu/rss.xml?lang=en Thunderbird uses the guid field instead of the link field to create the weblink to the full / original article. As such a weblink is of course unique, some blog hosters (f.e. LoveJournal) exports in both fields the same: the link to the article. But the guid field mustn't carry the weblink - therefore the link field is defined. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. subscribe http://www.heartofthewitch.eu/rss.xml?lang=en 2. try to reach the website with the link thunderbird shows ... Actual Results: unique identifier of an article as link Expected Results: content of the link field as link
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 541718
(In reply to comment #1) > > *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 541718 *** That bug has been fixed but this "duplicate" bug is still present in the latest Thunderbird release so I guess this bug is not a duplicate. I really don't know why TB presents user with a "website: (guid value)" link when there is a "link" tag in the RSS feed that actually is a link to that article (and this link changes over time so it is not possible to be used as a guid value).
(In reply to comment #2) > I really don't know why TB presents user with a "website: (guid value)" link > when there is a "link" tag in the RSS feed that actually is a link to that > article (and this link changes over time so it is not possible to be used as a > guid value). As far I understood bug 541718 the ID field is treated as an link as long as the attribute 'isPermaLink="false"' isn't set. Don't ask me why the hell someone should say that the ID isn't a link - to me it is logic that an ID isn't a link, and only if someone explicit tells 'isPermaLink="true"' it contains a link (but even that sounds strange to me - as there is a link tag to transport this information). I've tried to find some official specifications on this and found none. So I changed the named RSS feed of my bug description to get thunderbird working (and actuall it doesn't work at all couse Livejournals rss feed is down).
The strange thing is, that even when I set the isPermaLink attribute to false, TB does not change its behavior. This must be a bug.
I had this problem (Thunderbird 31.1.2, Ubuntu 14.04) and setting isPermaLink="false" in the feed did solve the problem for me. Great! But the default behaviour when isPermaLink is not specified (hypertext to <guid> instead of <link>) is weird.
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