On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 4:46 AM, Geoffrey Leach <geoff@...> wrote:
> So, here's the situation. v 1.7.4, fedora 14, local build.
> My ISP was trying to send me a message. For reasons that escape me, the
> only place this message showed up was when liferea was attempting to
> update an RSS feed. And then, not every time. And when I say 'showed
> up', I mean that liferea replaced the source for the feed with the URL
> for the message.
> What I expect happened was that when liferea attempted to read the RSS
> for the feed, it received a redirection to the ISP's message.
> What happened next is the problem. Liferea _replaced_ the source for
> the feed with the URL for the message that the ISP was attempting to
> send. In doing so, it has corrupted the feed database.
> Updating on a redirect is understandable. However, I suggest that a
> user message be added to the process.
We are aware of this problem. Liferea is not the best application at handling
such "hotel" proxies. The redirect handling needs to be improved.
Sadly there is not much development time spend on the project and a fix
might take longer.