Search for Group is handled as search for title [Fixed]

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Search for Group is handled as search for title [Fixed]

Post by WillTRiker » Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:39 pm

Well, the topic says it all ... if you click on the grouplist and then try search you will find yourself on the Animelist with of course nothing being found.

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Post by ricce » Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:43 pm

The same goes for userlist

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Post by Rar » Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:01 pm

My fault.

[Edit: Actually, I've always thought of this as something of a misfeature, having a static part of UI vary its function without any indication that it'd doing it has deeply confused people in the past, and we've even had 'user search' feature requests because people just didn't know it exists. So, I'm tempted to suggest leaving this 'broken' and adding specific searches on the other *list pages]

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Post by ch0pss » Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:16 am

T_T I'm not sure why I didn't see the "Bug Reports" thread... Go me for being blind. Thanks Rar. <3

If I may make a suggestion, I believe it would be spiffy to add above the search bar "Anime Search" or "Group Search" and then change it back to what it was before, where it searched the selected field.

Lol, on a side note, I found that i was still able to search groups and even users by changing http://anidb.info/perl-bin/animedb.pl?s ... rch=search
to http://anidb.info/perl-bin/animedb.pl?s ... rch=search
or http://anidb.info/perl-bin/animedb.pl?s ... rch=search .

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Post by DonGato » Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:41 am

Yes, I agree it's somehow confusing. A global anime search would be handy while adding specialized searches in other lists. :)

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Post by WillTRiker » Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:21 am

@ Ch0pps, that doesn't work m8 .... if you try and search for evil (as in Live-eviL) with that group link you put up you'll end up with a bunch of anime titles with the word evil in it.

@ Rar .... actually ... it allways made perfect sense to me :D

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Post by Rar » Wed Dec 07, 2005 6:46 am

An option here (if exp is returnering) would be to change the form a little.

Rather than having a hidden dummy control that holds the the show parameter, and gets its value changed on different pages, like current:
<input type="hidden" name="show" value="animelist" />

Could make it an actual control, we selected value set either in the perl by exp or in js onload by me, and just hide it in the default style:
<select class="type" name="show" size="1">
<option value="animelist" selected="selected">anime</option>
<option value="grouplist">group</option>
<option value="userlist">user</option>
<option value="producerlist">producer</option>
</select>

One problem (apart from being a little more markup) is that as we've seen controling the style of form elements is a bit of a pain across different browsers, and a list box isn't exactly an easy or elegant way of switching between what you wan to search on.

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Post by exp » Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:37 pm

i'd have no problem with adding that, if it would actually be of use in some other style.

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Post by egg » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:11 pm

Rar wrote:a list box isn't exactly an easy or elegant way of switching between what you wan to search on.
That's the way the Firefox search field works. At first I thought it was annoying, but now that I am used to it, it is very handy to have the different searches available there...

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