Bugzilla-Front-End Eclipse Plug-In

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Thu Oct 2 19:38:56 UTC 2003

Marcel Schoen wrote:
> However, the major issue here for me is how to access Bugzilla. As far as
> I  understand, there is not really any defined "Service API". I think I'd
> just have to basically simulate a browser, sending HTTP requests, parsing
> the HTML response.

You definitely don't want to do that. Even now, Bugzilla supports 
several forms of XML output - RDF for buglists, our own XML schema for 
bugs. That's much easier and more robust to parse than HTML.

Try &ctype=xml or &ctype=rdf on some URLs for recent Bugzilla versions.


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