> I am not asking for richer diagnostics or something that is "sloppy,
> unpredictacle, non-interoperable". I am asking for something that allows
> me to broadcast the same request to different servers and getting
> usefull responses rather than first finding out automatically what
> servers (that are not known before) can and cannot handle, sending
> different queries to each server and then still having to deal with
> different responses.
Then I firmly agree with Mike. We have Explain/Zeerex for this. We don't
need another mechanism to do it. Bite down and implement Zeerex in your
There is no magic 'interoperability in broadcast search' bullet.
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