Bugzilla speaks XML

I had heard before that bugzilla can give the information using some XML format, but I had not paid much attention to that before.

Today I learned how to ask bugzilla for that information. It comes in two flavors:

  • To get the RDF (an XML dialect) describing the list of bugs of a query, just add the parameter format=rdf to the URL.
  • To get the details of a particular bug, use xml.cgi?id=bug_number (instead of the show_bug.cgi?id=bug_number)

This is a simple way of extracting bug information for off-line analisys.

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