[LibX] search failure using libx
mark.mounts at dartmouth.edu
Wed Aug 19 12:44:54 PDT 2009
a little more exploring revealed that the combination of the dot and the SORT=R
parameter is the cause of the failure.
if you either change the parameter to SORT=D
the search works, or if you remove the dot with a space leaving the SORT=R, the
the same holds for the form 2 syntax.
we are running Release 2007 1.3 and I just noticed a change in the syntax:
SORT=D is now the relevancy sort (RightResult)
SORT=DX is now the date sort
I do not know when this changed occurred... so our version of III is no longer
using SORT=R ... it still works but gives not very good results!
Godmar Back wrote:
> Setting "Search Form" to 2 in the Optional Settings for this III catalog
> will produce this syntax (the one with SEARCH=...). (See
> To tell you the truth, since we reverse-engineered all of this, we
> didn't know why and when III was choosing between those search forms -
> we saw some using this one, some using that one, so we thought they were
> site settings.
> Are they adaptive behavior, based on characters in search terms - say
> those containing a ., or are they site settings?
> (The . would not cause an issue at this point in the URL with respect to
> ambiguity of parsing - but when it comes to III, logic and reason are
> not good guides.) Should we use form 2 when the term contains dots?
> - Godmar
> On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 11:54 AM, Mark Mounts <mark.mounts at dartmouth.edu
> <mailto:mark.mounts at dartmouth.edu>> wrote:
> Doing a search for "worldcat.org <http://worldcat.org>" with the
> period in the search term fails when using libx with the keyword
> search option for our catalog, but works fine when using the native
> keyword search in our catalog. When I use the title search option
> for our catalog in libx it works fine.
> edition: 0A381CCE
> catalog: Innovative
> the URL that gets generated by libx for the keyword search is
> the native catalog generates this url
> Mark Mounts
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