User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Newsreader sometimes shows the header line for "expired article" in the sense that - the subject is shown, - but if I try to read the artcile by clicking on it, the newsreader responds with something like this: Error! newsgroup server responded:Bad article number Perhaps the article has expired <email@example.com> (53191) Click here to remove all expired articles <--- This is a clickable link. The articles gets expired at the server at regular intervals, and so local xover database gets out of sync and the failure of accessing expired article is understandable and handled by many newsreaders gracefully including netscape 4.xx. The annoying problem with mozilla is that when I click on the "Click here to remove all expired articles", a NEW news window popos up and it seems that the resulting subject lines (with the expired ones removed) are shown there instead of the original news window. This is rather annoying. Netscape 4.xx handles this case without creating a new window, and that behavior is much nicer to work with. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Trying to access an expired article by clicking on its subject line in a news window. 2. The mozilla shows a response message in which "Click here to remove all expired articles." link appears. 3. When I click on the link, a new news window is unnecessarily created. Actual Results: A new news window is created, and it is confusing. Expected Results: I would like to see the action (of removing the expired articles from the subject line display) performed in the SAME news window where I clieck the "Click here ..." link. Mozilla behaves like this from the first time I tried the 0.x build, say at least a year ago or so. I am not sure if this is a bug or a feature, but I believe that the creation of a new window was not intentional. Maybe the test environment in which the authors responsible for the code didn't create the situation of "expired articles" often enough to pose the situation. If these authors learn of the problem, I think they would think of this as a "bug" rather a feature. My ISP's server has been flooded by tons of binary posts (it seems) and they have begun shortening the expiration period left and right since early last year and I see this problem more often than before. I have been using netscape 4.xx for a few years, and it handles this situation gracefully without creating a new window.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 129574 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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