Last modified: 2006-10-01 02:49:48 UTC

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Bug 5818 - Use consistent interface text for search caption in all skins
Use consistent interface text for search caption in all skins
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-05-03 18:02 UTC by Purodha Blissenbach
Modified: 2006-10-01 02:49 UTC (History)
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Description Purodha Blissenbach 2006-05-03 18:02:43 UTC
In the side bar of normal context pages, in the "Search" Combo box, different skins inconsistently use, or do not 
use, different elements of text. These are:

1. (nothing) [..user input box..] [Button {{Wikimedia:Go}}] [Button {{Wikimedia:Search}}]
2. (nothing) [..user input box..] [Button {{Wikimedia:Go}}] [Button {{Wikimedia:Search}}]

1. (nothing) [..user input box..] [Button {{Wikimedia:Search}}]
2. (nothing) [..user input box..] [Button {{Wikimedia:Go}}] [Button {{Wikimedia:Search}}]

Cologne Blue:
1. {{Wikimedia:qbfind}} [..user input box..] [Button {{Wikimedia:Go}}] [Button {{Wikimedia:Search}}]
2. {{Wikimedia:qbfind}} [..user input box..] [Button {{Wikimedia:Go}}] [Button {{Wikimedia:Search}}]

Chick, Simple, Monobook, MySkin:
1. {{Wikimedia:Search}} [..user input box..] [Button {{Wikimedia:Go}}] [Button {{Wikimedia:Search}}]

Most specifically the last Version, where the combo is labelled with the "Search" button text, is imho hardly 
usable in many languages.

I suggest using the "Cologne Blue" format identically throughout all skins, since it's the most flexible one.

I also suggest adding a 4th, trailing text, for those languages that need one.

Suggested default values:
Wikimedia:qbfind = 'Search for:' / 'Find' / 'Locate' / etc.
Wikimedia:Go     = 'as page title'
Wikimedia:Search = 'inside page texts'
new trailer      = ''

See also Bug #577
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-05-14 03:35:28 UTC
Removing bogus dupe; this is nothing to do with the buttons.
Comment 2 Jimmy Collins 2006-10-01 02:49:48 UTC
Fixed in r16716.

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