An improvement on the "search list archive" 404's
warlord at MIT.EDU
Fri Nov 3 10:55:05 EDT 2017
The attachment, while claiming to be an HTML document, just came across
as a text document?
Eric Siegerman <pub08-gnc at davor.org> writes:
> [Moved from gnucash-user to gnucash-devel]
> On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 11:30:17AM -0400, Derek Atkins wrote:
>> Eric Siegerman <pub08-gnc at davor.org> writes:
>> > I get that there are no immediate plans to (re)implement search
>> > locally, and that's cool; but more helpful than just returning a
>> > 404 error would be to put a static page at that URL that explains
>> > what to do instead.
>> Send me an HTML file that looks good and I'll put it in place.
> Rather belatedly, attached is a version for you to
> Things to note:
> - I was going to apply the gnucash.org styling, but couldn't
> find styles to suit what I wanted. So instead I added a bit
> of inline placeholder CSS, just to not be using <tt> and the
> like. Look for the "fixme-xyz" class names.
> - If (as expected) someone arrives at this page from the
> "search Archives" button on a list's Mailman info page,
> to only search the list in question.
> noticed that there is a little of it on the site. If you'd
> rather it go away, that's fine; I knew I was writing it "on
> only the GNC lists -- but all of them in that case.
> - For Google, that consists of adding a "q=site:whatever"
> query parameter, which Google then stuffs into the
> search-form field.
> ISSUE: They don't put a space after it, so users will
> have to type one. It's a minor nit, but it is an
> If anyone knows how to convince google.com to add the
> trailing space, so much the better!
> - I replaced Yahoo with Nabble:
> - Yahoo doesn't seem to be indexing the GNC lists any more.
> I tried searching for a couple of phrases chosen out of
> random list posts, and Yahoo couldn't find anything
> - A lot of folks here seem to use Nabble, so that served
> as a recommendation for what to offer instead
> If you want changes, just let me know. (Or feel free to make
> them yourself; I'm good either way.)
> I presume that in either case, once it's ready to go, you'll have
> to do some slicing and dicing to put its head and body pieces
> into whatever CMS you're using.
> - Eric
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