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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-17727

RSS not generating if forum/course is hidden

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9.3
    • Fix Version/s: 1.9.4
    • Component/s: Forum, RSS
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      Any.
    • Database:
      Any
    • Difficulty:
      Easy
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE

      Description

      When forum or course is hidden, RSS feeds from the forum are not being generated.

      This is caused by wrong capability check in rss/file.php:
      //Check for "security" if the course is hidden or the activity is hidden
      if (Unable to render embedded object: File ($isblog and () not found.$course->visible || !$cm->visible) && (!has_capability('moodle/course:viewhiddenactivities', $context))) {

      User ID should be passed to has_capability because current user ($USER) is overwritten at the beginning of the rss/file.php file.

      Patch attached.

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            • Assignee:
              skodak Petr Skoda
              Reporter:
              tmuras Tomasz Muras
              Tester:
              Andrew Davis
              Participants:
              Component watchers:
              Andrew Nicols, Mathew May, Michael Hawkins, Shamim Rezaie, Simey Lameze, Andrew Nicols, Mathew May, Michael Hawkins, Shamim Rezaie, Simey Lameze
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              • Created:
                Updated:
                Resolved:
                Fix Release Date:
                28/Jan/09