Closed Bug 682117 Opened 9 years ago Closed 7 years ago
Atom Feed Author Name Chokes on "Greater Than" or "Less Than" Characters
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1 Build ID: 20110413222027 Steps to reproduce: Added an atom feed that has: <entry><author><name> With: <![CDATA[<(root)>]]> Make sure the feed does NOT use the tag: <email> Actual results: Thunderbird butchers the name in the [From] name column and displays just: < Thunderbird also butchers the [From] name when viewing the individual feed entry as: < <root>> Expected results: Thunderbird should display the name correctly in the [From] name column as: <(root)> Thunderbird should also display the name correctly when viewing the individual feed entry as: <(root)>
The WORKAROUND for this is to have the atom feed publisher add the email field as follows: <email>@</email> The email field is NOT completely filled out because there is no email that applies here. With this WORKAROUND 1 bad side effect is that when viewing the individual message entry you will see the following in the [From] field: <(root)> <@> See attachment: WORKAROUND: Email Field Specified as @ on the Atom Feed Also, please note that Thunderbird will allow you to add a contact to your address book with display name: <(root)> So it should allow this same author name on a feed.
Component: Folder and Message Lists → Feed Reader
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
QA Contact: folders-message-lists → feed.reader
Both screen shots are from the same feed but the code in the feed was updated between screen shots. This is also an issue if you subscribe to: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:RecentChanges&feed=atom Notice all the values in the [From] Column in Thunderbird are surrounded by < and > after subscribing.
adding <> to email less names is not what imap/pop/nntp does to display From in the threadpane list, it doesn't 'look nicer', and it causes bugs like this.
Assignee: nobody → alta88
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Attachment #808204 - Flags: review?(mkmelin+mozilla)
Comment on attachment 808204 [details] [diff] [review] feedAuthor.patch Review of attachment 808204 [details] [diff] [review]: ----------------------------------------------------------------- LGTM! r=mkmelin
Attachment #808204 - Flags: review?(mkmelin+mozilla) → review+
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 27.0
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