Ticket #859 (closed issue: wontfix)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

[M] Browse tabs jumping around DataProviders

Reported by: selatham Owned by: lawrence
Priority: discussion Milestone: PROD Final
Component: discovery Version:
Keywords: Cc:


Now that we've got more than one installation up and connecting to Browse I find that strange things happen in tabs. I started at  http://wwwdev.neodaas.ac.uk/projects/ndg/discovery and searched on badc. Viewed a badc record, browsed it then went back to search tab. This was then  http://ndgbeta.badc.rl.ac.uk//discovery. Then when I went to results I was getting some other unrelated BODC results. Tried Ctrl+R but no difference. Is this to do with the fact that I had used an ndgbeta.badc discovery in another Mozilla tab previously? Or is it our caching? or something else?

Change History

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by selatham

  • Type changed from task to defect

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by lawrence

  • Priority changed from critical to discussion
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Type changed from defect to issue

Hmmm. This is doing what it should do, but maybe not what we want it to do :-)

You start at neodaas ... when you browse to a badc record, you are now at the badc site, and the cookie which provides the results tab has come from the last results you have had with a badc search as opposed to the results of the last search you did (which was at neodaas).

The way around this is to NOT jump sites with browse, but instead to haul the (secure or otherwise) browse record back to the original site. I can do this. Should I?

(A similar problem will expose itself pretty rapidly with the shopping cart etc, we should probably talk it thru at the next meeting).

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by lawrence

Alternatively, we could force all non-local browse links to carry a flag which causes a reset of the search results, or even post the search query so it can populate the browse tab ...

... but what if one was using browser tabs and deliberately trying to keep them separate?

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by lawrence

  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

Ok, decision to make sure we all have different banners and see how it goes.

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