Lycos Search not using correct URLs

VERIFIED FIXED

Status

SeaMonkey
Search
P3
normal
VERIFIED FIXED
18 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Joe Pranevich, Assigned: Robert John Churchill)

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Description

18 years ago
I'm walking a fine line between Mozilla user and Lycos employee here, but since
I want to be able to do Lycos searches using the Mozilla browser, I think I'm
justified in reporting this.

The interface currently used for the Lycos Search component of Mozilla is
www-partner.lycos.com with a &part=MACOS. I don't know how you got that URL but
that's not a public interface (but yes, it works) and you probably shouldn't
spoof someone else's partner tag anyway.

A more correct URL would be:

http://www.lycos.com/srch/?query=keywords&loc=mozilla

Or something to that effect, using the "public" interface. If you're trying to
do something special by using or if there is a specific reason that I'm not
aware of for using that interface, let me know and I'll see if we have similar
functionality somewhere else or at least give you appropiate tagging...

(This message was written completely of my own free will and does not reflect on
my status as a Lycos employee or imply any connections between Lycos and
Mozilla, Netscape, AOL, or anyone else. It's just me, damnit.)

Comment 1

18 years ago
We should be using our own search string.
This way we get created for the abundant mozilla searches
rather than the mac getting all the credit unless it screws up
the sherlock files.
Assignee: matt → rjc
(Assignee)

Comment 2

18 years ago
jpranevich, I appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

Currently, Lycos is not available in Mozilla. (Note: on Mac, we use all Sherock 
files, including those including with Mac OS.)

We'll be making deals with various search engines, and they'll be providing us 
with Sherlock files to use, so this issue will be resolved appropriately.

Marking this bug FIXED.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 3

18 years ago
marking VERIFIED
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Core → SeaMonkey
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