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Bug 1953 - Namespace flags, when set, should be honored for the entire search page
Namespace flags, when set, should be honored for the entire search page
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Search (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-04-23 02:49 UTC by Christopher Beland
Modified: 2008-06-29 03:28 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Christopher Beland 2005-04-23 02:49:31 UTC
There are two text entry bars on the search page, one near the top and one near
the button, each with their own submit buttons.  Only the bottom bar seems to
respect the namespace flags.  For example, if I select "Category" and deselect
(Main) and Mediawiki talk:, then type "Dead" in the top search bar and hit the
"Search" button next to it, the search engine looks in the main namespace for
the query "Dead", not the category namespace.  However, if I do the same thing
but use the bottom bar instead, I successfully find "Category:Dead people" among
the results.
Comment 1 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2006-01-07 13:48:04 UTC
There is no more two entry bar on the search page. So that solve
the bug in 1.5 and HEAD :)
Comment 2 Christopher Beland 2006-01-08 01:03:30 UTC
There are indeed still two text entry areas and two search buttons in the
default theme on the English Wikipedia, which is running 1.6alpha, according to
Special:Version, and this is still a problem.
Comment 3 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2006-01-08 01:09:09 UTC
Got it. Looks like a bug with the Lucene search page so :)
Comment 4 simonell 2006-01-24 20:25:28 UTC
The upper search-button uses your personell settings and the other what you have
Comment 5 Christopher Beland 2006-01-26 13:15:52 UTC
Ah.  It definitely still makes more sense for your preferences to be the
default, and for the text entry areas and buttons to be unified.
Comment 6 Chris McKenna 2006-01-26 13:58:50 UTC
At the very least the first button needs to be labeled "search the namespaces
defined in your preferences" and the
second one "search the namespeces selected on this page".

But really I don't see a need for more than one. If someone wants to reset the
search to their preferences then they can
reload the page. Or a button "reset to preferences" could be added.
Comment 7 Brion Vibber 2008-03-21 21:34:37 UTC
Fixed for core UI in r32302.
Comment 8 Christopher Beland 2008-06-29 03:28:37 UTC
Confirmed to be fixed in the live UI; now there is only one list of checkboxes.

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