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[bioontology-support] search URL not updated when entering new search term from results page

Alison Callahan alison.callahan at gmail.com
Thu Oct 3 14:57:29 PDT 2013


Hi again Ray,

I also tried the same search sequence again in Firefox (version 24) and got
the same behaviour I reported.

Alison


On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 5:53 PM, Alison Callahan
<alison.callahan at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Ray,
>
> Interesting! I am still experiencing the same behaviour that I reported.
> When I follow your example of first searching for 'heart', looking at a
> result, then searching for 'lung', looking at a result and then hitting
> back, the URL for the search page never changes from
>
> http://bioportal.bioontology.org/search?query=heart&commit=Search
>
> to
>
> http://bioportal.bioontology.org/search?query=lung&commit=Search<http://bioportal.bioontology.org/search?query=heart&commit=Search>
>
> so hitting back from the first 'lung' result reloads the list of 'heart'
> results.
>
> I am using the Chromium browser, version 28.0.1500.71, in Ubuntu 13.04.
>
> Alison
>
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 5:44 PM, Ray Fergerson <ray.fergerson at stanford.edu>wrote:
>
>> Alison,****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> I am afraid that I cannot reproduce this. I suspect that I misunderstand
>> what you said – or perhaps it is a browser dependent problem.****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> Here is my action for IE10 on Windows 7:****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> Go to the search page and enter “heart”, click on search****
>>
>> Get a list of responses, click on the first one “NCIT”****
>>
>> After NCIT heart page loads click back button****
>>
>> See list of responses for “heart” (actually the query is automatically
>> rerun)****
>>
>> Search on “lung”, click on search button****
>>
>> Get a list of responses and click on the second one****
>>
>> After page logs, click back button****
>>
>> Is see a bunch of “lung” responses (after query is automatically rerun)**
>> **
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> Ray****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> *From:* bioontology-support-bounces at lists.stanford.edu [mailto:
>> bioontology-support-bounces at lists.stanford.edu] *On Behalf Of *Alison
>> Callahan
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, October 02, 2013 7:23 AM
>> *To:* support at bioontology.org
>> *Subject:* [bioontology-support] search URL not updated when entering
>> new search term from results page****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> Using the 'Search all ontologies' search bar at
>> http://bioportal.bioontology.org generates a URL like this:****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> http://bioportal.bioontology.org/search?query=regrowth&commit=Search****
>>
>> ** **
>>
>> This works fine, and a list of results is displayed at this page.
>> However, if on this search results page I enter a *new* search term in the
>> search field, click on a result from this second search to look at it, and
>> then hit 'back' on the browser to return the results page for my second
>> search term, instead the page displays the results of the first search I
>> did. What's happening is that when a new search term is entered into the
>> search field on the search results page, the URL above doesn't get updated,
>> so hitting 'back' always goes back to the search results for the first
>> search term that was entered in the 'Search all ontologies' search field.
>> ****
>>
>
>
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