i suspect standard8 can give us pointers at least.
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3? → blocking-thunderbird3+
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 3.0rc1
Component: Mail Window Front End → Search
QA Contact: front-end → search
Turns out this is hard, because all of the text one might want to look for is actually inside the anonymous nodes in the XBL bindings. The right thing is likely to morph this bug into a feature where one can refine the full-text search from any faceted search. I have an idea that I'll mockup/prototype. If it's too hard, it may end up not-blocking.
Assignee: nobody → david.ascher
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Whiteboard: [no l10n impact] → [maybe has l10n impact]
Morphing this bug to deal with the root desire, not the initial implementation thoughts. The use case is "search for a word, get too many results, want to search for a smaller set". Open question: whether to keep the existing faceting restrictions, or reset them. My inclination is to reset them, because the existing faceting is likely not that useful if the search was not successful. Also, it's much easier to do in the time available for rc1.
Summary: [faceted search]: ctrl+f to do find-as-you-type should work → [faceted search]: should be able to refine a search with more words
Talking to bryan, getting this right is going to be too hard. The status quo isn't that bad (just type more words in the search field).
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3+ → blocking-thunderbird3-
Bug 519006 will handle this.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 519006
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