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Re: [directory-discuss] Case sensitivity of searches

From: Andrew Engelbrecht
Subject: Re: [directory-discuss] Case sensitivity of searches
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:09:43 -0400
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On 07/26/2012 09:12 AM, Andreas Enge wrote:

That's a tricky one. Case is sensitive by default, which lets us use
the names 'mpc' and 'MPC' at the same time. The latter could be called
'GNU mpc', but the same issue would still happen if you typed 'mpc'
and not 'GNU'.

the reason the list of entries currently isn't given when there's an
exact match is because this way is convenient for the user. one
solution would be to never go straight to the matching page, to never
do so when there are similar page title matches, or to use a
disambiguation page/link for similar pages, like wikipedia does.

I kind of like the last solution since it is probably easiest to
implement, though the second solution would be ideal. In the meantime,
you could add a link at the bottom of 'mpc' for 'GNU MPC', and vice versa.

Thanks for putting this entry in the directory. :) I have two minor
suggestions though: Please list your name or user name for the
'Licence Verified by:' field. It's important that there is some
license check for programs that get added to the directory. Since this
is a GNU package, you don't have to worry about license violations, or
check file headers with grep. All of GNU is likely v3.

Another thing to do is to click the 'Remove' button for the fields
under the 'Person info' tab. That way, an empty table won't show up on
the 'Details' tab of the finished entry.

Thanks for the help!

- -Andrew

P.S. feel free to add your suggestion to

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