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Post Posted October 9th, 2019, 10:02 pm

When I try to access https://audioboom.com/channels/4949998.rss I get the dialog box with the choices of Open in Firefox Web Browser (default) or Save File. I choose to open the file, but the new tab is blank and the same dialog is repeated. I'm using Firefox 66.0.2 on OpenBSD 6.5.

The same URL behaves correctly in up-to-date Firefox on Windows 7. Audioboom support doesn't know anything about OpenBSD so they weren't able to help me.

For comparison, here's a different RSS URL that does open correctly for me on OpenBSD:
https://kpfa.org/program/letters-and-politics/feed/

Would any non-Windows Firefox users please test these URLs? I need to determine whether this could be fixed by having Audioboom tweak their web server configuration versus whether there is a relevant setting or a bug in Firefox on OpenBSD. Thanks.

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Post Posted October 10th, 2019, 10:17 pm

Firefox no longer supports reading RSS natively. Are you using an add-on that should be intercepting the feed but isn't for some reason?

Generally speaking, it's not advised to set Firefox to open content that it wants to download (other than web-native types like text, html, jpeg, png): https://support.mozilla.org/kb/firefox-repeatedly-opens-empty-tabs-or-windows

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