Remember that WinINet bug I blogged about last month? Microsoft’s David Pow left a comment stating that it’s fixed, and the fix should be included in the final IE7 release, and most likely in Vista RC1 as well. This bug was causing a lot of problems for FeedDemon customers, so I’ll be very glad to see it fixed.
Now, given that the bug is an obscure one, it might seem strange that it affected so many FeedDemon customers. Here’s why: the bug was triggered after connecting to a web server that uses chunked encoding and the server abruptly closes the connection. Turns out that Eric Meyer’s server was doing this for a while, and one of his feeds is included in FeedDemon’s default subscriptions (in the “Web Authoring” category). So the bug affected FeedDemon customers who stuck with the default subscriptions – in other words, a lot of people. Eric’s server is now acting correctly, so problem reports related to this bug have pretty much dried up.