[TYPO3-english] browsebox in indexed_search still not working

Stephan Bernhard grac at gmx.ch
Sat Mar 10 08:00:13 CET 2012

@ patrick

thanks for your open words.

of course i know that open source can't deliver all.
and not everything at the same time.
but such a central function like indexing should be much higher on the 
priority list, right?
i also spent days and weeks to indexed_search and crawler get going - 
it's just one of the most hated features in TYPO3, i guess...


BTW. i have seen that there is a version 2.13.0 of indexed_search out - 
but only for 4.6 - why can't it also be for 4.5?

On 09.03.2012 12:40, Patrick Schriner wrote:
> Hi Stephan,
> tbh I don't like indexed_search that much, and think it's not in the
> best of shapes.
> First time I had to use it, I spent months to get it where I needed it.
> E.g. that whole concept of: If you use user groups, than you need a
> configuration for every possible configuration is aweful. DAM support is
> terrible too. But - all that can be solved - because it's open source,
> and fixing / adjusting things *is* possible.
> Regarding the output of indexed_search: As that is a known issue, there
> is ongoing effort on forge
> (http://forge.typo3.org/projects/typo3v4-search) to provide a new,
> Extbase / FLUID based frontend that is more accessible as well - and to
> use fulltext support when possible (another MUST if you have many pages
> & a large index). You might want to take a look at that project's progress.
> It does help to watch firebug / dragonfly and the likes for Javascript
> errors.
> Btw: Solr is an awesome alternative, but sometimes tricky / picky to
> setup as well.
> Sorry that you had such a rough experience with indexed_search.
> There are parts of TYPO3 that are in less-than-ideal shape and can cause
> frustration when first encountered, but imho the same applies to any
> larger project (e.g. Eclipse is excellent as a JAVA IDE, but the WTP is
> in part pretty bad).
> Patrick
> On Fri, 09 Mar 2012 08:30:26 +0100, Stephan Bernhard <grac at gmx.ch> wrote:
>> @ patrick, and @ all from the core-"team"
>> On 08.03.2012 15:40, Patrick Schriner wrote:
>>>>> In my experience, the most frequent cause is: Two search boxes
>>>>> (e.g. on
>>>>> the right, and above the content) - and the submit fails miserably (or
>>>>> behaves strangely), due to a clash of IDs.
>>>> what do you suggest?
>>> Usually I use different templates and they use different IDs and classes
>>> (inconvenient, I know).
>>> In more extrem cases I have used Javascript to transfer variables /
>>> submit the other form.
>> so my questions remain:
>> - why is an old EXT which isn't conform with CSS and HTML rules still
>> part of the CORE code of 4.5, which has the label "LongTermSupport"?
>> - why would i first have to find out what's wrong and then be forced
>> to change manually what is supposed to work out-of-the-box?
>> - and why is there no notice about the not-functionning of the browsebox?
>> stephan

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