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Suggestions in a search field on Special:Search should act the same as suggestions in search bar
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Description

Currently, there’s a difference in clicking on suggestions on Special:Search and in default search bar.

  • Special:Search ones redirect you to another Special:Search page before you can go to the article,
  • and the search bar redirects you to the article itself.

I have no doubt that this difference in UX is confusing for the most people who try to use autocomplete, so I suggest to bring it to one default behaviour (redirecting to articles, since there’s no way that autocomplete can contain non-existing articles). I’d think that this non-standard behaviour was brought somewhere from OOUI, but you never know.

Event Timeline

stjn created this task.Nov 28 2018, 7:43 PM
Restricted Application added a project: Discovery-Search. · View Herald TranscriptNov 28 2018, 7:43 PM
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