Category suggestion is case sensitive
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Author: neilk

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When I upload a picture of The Bronx and start typing a category of "the bro..." the selector offers "The bronze..." but not "The Bronx..." presumably because I didn't capitalize the place name. Other programs with autocompletion don't mind whether we use caps or not and this one also should offer both upper and lower case completions. [[User:Jim.henderson|Jim.henderson]]

There does not seem to be any option for the builtin 'query' API to treat the query as case-insensitive.

The Commons search box uses the OpenSearch API (from Extension:OpenSearch) which seems to be case insensitive by default. It is possible to limit an opensearch query to a particular namespace, so this could be used with the category suggest. The result format is slightly different though.


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bzimport created this task.Apr 28 2011, 7:20 PM
brion added a comment.Apr 29 2011, 6:17 PM

Using the opensearch interface is probably the right thing to do; it'll also pick up improvements on the search like not being limited to strict prefix matches in an advanced search engine.

We should make sure that there's a dead-easy way to slap a standard typeahead search suggestion box with given namespace limit settings onto any field, since this is going to be pretty common in advanced editing tools.

We actually already have some js that sort of does that - os_initHandlers(<id of input box>,<id of form element>,<inout element>); which will look at hidden input fields to determine which namespaces to search, but its not exactly very jQuery-esq.

(In reply to comment #2)

We actually already have some js that sort of does that - os_initHandlers(<id
of input box>,<id of form element>,<inout element>); which will look at hidden
input fields to determine which namespaces to search, but its not exactly very
jQuery-esq.

resources/jquery/jquery.suggestions.js

brion added a comment.Apr 29 2011, 6:27 PM

Roan suggests nipping the bits from WikiEditor's link dialog as a model; it uses the opensearch lookup and the jquery.suggestion plugin to handle all the actual drop-down controls.

Probably one could merge that into a common module that can be called from both places for future maintainability.

The goodies are in jquery.wikiEditor.dialogs.config.js -- find the 'Title suggestions' section where it sets the field up.

Seems like the bug is still on trunk. I'll have a go at it.

(In reply to comment #4)

Roan suggests nipping the bits from WikiEditor's link dialog as a model; it
uses the opensearch lookup and the jquery.suggestion plugin to handle all the
actual drop-down controls.

I just tried it out, and it appears to be case-sensitive as well. Is this intended, or should it also be fixed?

(In reply to comment #7)

(In reply to comment #4)
> Roan suggests nipping the bits from WikiEditor's link dialog as a model; it
> uses the opensearch lookup and the jquery.suggestion plugin to handle all the
> actual drop-down controls.

I just tried it out, and it appears to be case-sensitive as well. Is this
intended, or should it also be fixed?

Is that on wikimedia, or on your own wiki. Case-insensitivity is provided by [[extension:TitleKey]] I believe.

My local wiki; will have a look at that extension.

I just had another look at this, and it appears to have been fixed in the meanwhile already.

  • This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 40076 ***
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Gilles lowered the priority of this task from "Unbreak Now!" to "Normal".Dec 4 2014, 11:20 AM

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