[Mailman-Developers] Search members bug?

JC Dill lists05 at equinephotoart.com
Sat May 14 17:45:08 CEST 2005

Barry Warsaw wrote:

>On Sat, 2005-05-14 at 09:11, Jimmy Svensson wrote:
>>I'm using the latest release candidate of Mailman and have a problem 
>>with the search function. When the result from the search is more than 
>>could be viewed on one page the result is divided into several pages 
>>depending on the beginning character of the email address... but when I 
>>want to view the results from the search beginning with anything other 
>>than A (for example B) the search is forgotten and all members beginning 
>>with B is shown instead of the ones I searched for. The problem is that 
>>the links for the different characters only contain the get variable 
>>"letter" and not "findmember" which is the variable posted by the search 
>>Have anyone else had the same problem? Would be nice with a fix for this.
>JC Dill mentioned the same thing to me in private email.  

Jimmy's bug report is different from mine.  I was reporting the 
pagination - I hadn't seen letter-paginated search results for wild-card 
searches before.  (I don't do them very often, so I don't know how long 
this has been the case.)  Jimmy's bug is reporting something worse, not 
only are the results paginated but when you click on a letter to get the 
results starting with that letter, you don't GET the paginated results 
page for results starting with that letter.  My report was about UI 
clumsiness (bad design), Jimmy's report is about something that is truly 
broken and not working as designed.

Since the paginated results are broken, I suggest we try to fix both 
problems by generating the results on a single page (no pagination) or 
paginating by count (using the "maximum number of members per page" 
setting) rather than first letter.


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