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As Designed RSS feed contains invalid@example.com in author field

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by lantek, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. lantek

    lantek Active Member

    Not sure if this is a bug or still part of the development phase, but the RSS feed here on Xenforo and in the RC1 distribution contains the text invalid@example.com in the author field.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's intentional. It was added to validate better with the RSS spec (which requires a particular format).
     
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  3. lantek

    lantek Active Member

    Is there any easy way to remove that? We do an automated import of the RSS and the new format is causing issues. Thanks.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You would need to modify the code to remove it. (It is worth noting that the previous method did not totally follow the spec and caused problems in other scenarios.)
     
  5. 1im

    1im Member

  6. Donny

    Donny Active Member

    Yeah this doesn't seem very XF. lol
    I've just noticed this. Why isn't it picking up the email of the username it's quoting right next to it?
     
  7. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    We don't -- and won't -- publish emails of people that sign up for a forum. Hence, there's no email to publish.
     
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  8. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    There'd be literally nothing stopping someone from creating a crawler that goes through all your feeds periodically and build a mailing list based off your site. I'm glad XenForo does it this way. Although maybe displaying username@siteurl.com (with the username and the site url being legit) which either starts a conversion with the user or forwards to their real email would be cool.
     
  9. Donny

    Donny Active Member

    I see I see.
     

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