Newsgroup message is fetched again from the server when you reply to it.



Message Compose Window
12 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: Alessandro Staltari, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; it; rv: Gecko/20060508 Firefox/
Build Identifier:

When you reply to a message on a newsgroup, the original message is fetched fom the news server again even if it was already downloaded and displayed to the user.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a newsgroup
2. Select a news message to view it
3. Click on "reply" button

Actual Results:  
Message is fetched again from the news server even if it was already downloaded.
Compose window will block until the message has been fetched.

Expected Results:  
Use the already downloaded copy of the message instead of fetching it again.

I think the message is downloaded again to include it as quoted text, but it should not be necessary. Moreover, if you try to reply to a message and it can't be fetched from the server the compose window will hang.


12 years ago
Version: unspecified → 1.5


12 years ago
Summary: Newsgroup message is fetched again from the new server when you reply to it. → Newsgroup message is fetched again from the server when you reply to it.

Comment 1

11 years ago
Confirmed on Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20061226 Thunderbird/2.0b1 ID:2006122603
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Version: 1.5 → Trunk

Comment 2

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #0)

     Addition to original report: Composer (unlike front end) in TB not only rejects to reuse cached messages content, but, vice versa, Composer gets header fields for Reply not from message (cached/redownloaded), but from index files (which may be inconsistent with server content - see bug 363815).
QA Contact: message-compose

Comment 3

10 years ago
another cache issue?
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Severity: normal → minor
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