Re: Losing Scope from Pages Not on Innovative Server
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- Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 13:36:45 -0500
- From: Howard Pasternack <Howard_Pasternack@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Losing Scope from Pages Not on Innovative Server
Our searches at Brown work fine. There is a scoped search form on the
library home page at:
Doing a search including the one mentioned below and scrolling to the next
page or clicking on any of the Innovative buttons does not lose the scope.
At 01:19 PM 3/12/2003 -0500, Martha Driscoll wrote:
>We have been having the same problem that Richard Edwards of Washington
>State Library described last November in a post to the list. Namely, that
>a search box created on a page external to the Innovative server returns a
>scoped list of hits, but as soon as you select a hit or click next page,
>you lose scope.
>For example, doing a search on the NOBLE server (www.noblenet.org) limited
>to Northern Essex Community College for a keyword search of "european
>witchcraft" produces two hits. If you click on one of them, you get a
>different title than the one you clicked on, and it's owned by someone
>outside the Northern Essex scope. The scope box now says "View Entire
>Here is what I have found out about this problem:
>1. You have to start with a fresh browser session by closing all browser
>windows. The innopac tracks a user's session, so if you were happily
>searching your catalog, you need to start fresh to get a new session.
>2. You have to do the search on a form external to the innopac server.
>You can't touch any of the innopac buttons once you do the search.
>3. If you are searching a library with the Advanced Keyword search engine,
>you will not have a problem with keyword searches, but you will with Title
>and Subject (I didn't try author).
>4. Searches that return a list of hits have this problem. Searches that
>get you immediately to a title within that scope are ok.
>Both Brown University and U. Oregon answered Richard saying they did not
>have this problem, but I am able to create it in Title searches on both
>those systems (History of Spain, limited to Rock at Brown; Story of
>English, limited to Video and Film at U. Oregon). Keyword seems to work
>fine since they are both using the advanced keyword engine.
>I'll send this problem on to the helpdesk, but I was wondering if anyone
>else truly is not having this problem or if anyone has found a solution.
>Each of our scopes represents a differnt library in our consortium, so
>this problem is making local search boxes on library home pages unusable.
>I suspect this is a problem on the server end since I can consistantly
>make the problem happen on a number of servers including my own using both
>IE and Netscape.
>Martha Driscoll, Systems Manager
>North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE)
>Ph: 978-777-8844 Fax: 978-750-8472
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