[sugar] [PATCH] Add a prototypical Search toolbar to Browse.
Sun May 11 13:52:40 EDT 2008
It's not much to look at, though :) Improvements welcome.
Also, ffm suggested on IRC that I add page text searching as well.
Perhaps a 'This page' option could be added to the combo box, along
with Next & Previous buttons.
I also just noticed that the Read activity has a search bar in the
Edit toolbar. Browse lacks an Edit toolbar, so this might be yet
another option - add an Edit toolbar to Browse, and add the search
provider combo box to that.
On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 2:18 AM, Marco Pesenti Gritti
<mpgritti at gmail.com> wrote:
> Screeshots? :)
> Eben, can you comment on the UI side of this.
> On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 1:49 AM, Wade Brainerd <wadetb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey all.
>> This is an idea for a Search toolbar in Browse, submitted in order to
>> generate discussion. It's not acceptable as-is although I wouldn't
>> mind feedback on the code and interface.
>> The real reason for the patch is that I've been helping with the
>> Wikiserver project - briefly, this is a custom BaseHTTPServer-based
>> web server which serves a 100MB slice of the Spanish Wikipedia, in
>> compressed wikitext form. The server is wrapped into a Browse-based
>> activity bundle. The web server starts when the activity launches,
>> and shuts down when the activity exits. The Browse activity is set up
>> to launch directly into the server's home page.
>> As a next step, we need to be able to search the wiki, so we planned
>> to add an HTML search form to the top of each page that the server
>> returns. But rather than wasting page space and forcing the user to
>> scroll all the way up to execute another search, wouldn't it be better
>> to simply add a search box to the toolbar? This led me to adding a
>> Search toolbar to Browse.
>> And that thought led me to, wouldn't it be better to have this web
>> server running all the time (or at least whenever Browse is running)?
>> In that case, our Wikiserver project could simply be another kind of
>> content bundle, there would be no need for the activity at all.
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