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Bug 11035 - Special:Search should have descriptive <title>
Special:Search should have descriptive <title>
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Search (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-08-23 03:34 UTC by Dan Jacobson
Modified: 2008-08-04 04:00 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Dan Jacobson 2007-08-23 03:34:32 UTC
Gentlemen, Google puts the item searched for in the <title>
$ GET | perl -nwe 's/.*(<title>)/$1/&&print'
<title>bg4wip - Google</title>

Why of course, how else could one pick different searches out of their browser's history?

Now we turn to MediaWiki. It's just the same
<title>Search results SITENAME<title>, no matter what string you search for.
Comment 1 Raimond Spekking 2007-09-24 13:22:26 UTC
Done with r26071.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2007-09-24 18:41:28 UTC
Reverted as it was clearly never tested. Title text is double-escaped, smearing bug ugly &quot; everywhere.
Comment 3 Raimond Spekking 2007-09-24 20:22:32 UTC
Fixed with r26084.
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2007-09-24 21:12:17 UTC
Reverted again; while now functional, it just plain looks wrong since the text is duplicated between title and subtitle.
Comment 5 Raimond Spekking 2007-09-24 21:19:37 UTC
Giving up for the moment :-(

Removal of subtitle would be a bad solution too, as it "includes by default a link to the search text as a page and in some live installations has been customized with additional links" (per Brion)
Comment 6 Danny B. 2008-04-12 00:32:04 UTC
Bug 13708 related.
Comment 7 Robert Stojnic 2008-08-02 15:02:43 UTC
Another shot at this in r38440. I believe the original poster was referring only to the HTML title, so that the title-subtitle duplication is avoided.
Comment 8 Brion Vibber 2008-08-04 04:00:59 UTC
Thanks, Robert -- looks like a good compromise! Window/tab/bookmark title is now sane, and we've still got our nice clicky subtitle.

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