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In contrast to older netscape, Mozilla uses XPAT command to search for articles, say, a string in a subject line. Unfortunately, some news servers (such as nntpcache) doesn't support XPAT yet. Hence, I can't use the mozilla's search function for, say, searching news articles for a given string. I wonder if Mozilla can be modified to use older netscape-like search function without using "XPAT" command on user preference request. (A la the switch between HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/1.0). I won't mind the reduced functionality when XPAT is not used. (I know that the use of XPAT probably saves some bandwidth since the selection of resulting articles is done on the server-side as opposed to the client side as in the netscape 4.x presumably.)
There are a couple existing bugs about this, I'm sure.
> There are a couple existing bugs about this, I'm sure. Which ones?
>> There are a couple existing bugs about this, I'm sure. > >Which ones? I assume that this question is for firstname.lastname@example.org, and not to me, email@example.com: I received the inquiry via e-mail from bugzilla. I wonder if the e-mail was automatically sent to firstname.lastname@example.org as well.
Is this a Dup of Bug 210784
Created attachment 149452 [details] This is an image of search subject line of a newsgroup. Use of XPAT causes an error message from the newsserver.
e comment #5 above, I created attachment mentioned in #6. Please note the error dialog shown after I hit SEARCH button. Right, I can't even use the search with mozilla while netscape 4.xx works. The news server is nntpcache. (Maybe I should upgrade the severity.) I read the mentioned the bug 210784 . But given that XPAT command doesn't even work against some newsserver(s), I don't think this is the same issue. Obviously, there were attempts by others to implement "XPAT" command, but it never materialized as far as I can tell. (In reply to comment #5) > Is this a Dup of Bug 210784
(In reply to comment #7) > e comment #5 above, I created attachment mentioned in #6. > > Please note the error dialog shown after > I hit SEARCH button. Is the error dialog authored on the server side? I use Giganews <www.giganews.com>, which I know does not support XPAT. The error message I get is: "A News (NNTP) error occurred: xpat not supported"
*** Bug 210784 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Setting this bug as the core problem bug for failing searches on some news servers. See RFE bug 83968 for the ability of where to search.
It is possible to search locally downloaded headers by switching to "offline" mode.
Moving to Core.
*** Bug 349510 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***