[deepamehta-devel] [Feature #4299] Better handling of result sets

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Feature Request #4299, was updated on 2008-Sep-09 13:36
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Category: None
Status: Open
Priority: 5
Summary: Better handling of result sets

By: jri
Date: 2008-Sep-09 13:36

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This is the original specification of a DONATED feature:

For the moment revelation of result sets is cumbersome for 2 
1) It is very unhandy (requires a lot of mouse action) to reveal topics 
one-by-one from a context-sub-menu.
2) The menu provides no hint which topics are revealed already.

Furthermore, usability-tests have proven it is not reasonable that, 
after searching, another operation is required ("Show Result") to 
actually see the result (at least in case of result sets with more than 7 

There are 2 requirements:
1) a permanent visualiziation of the result set.
2) a possibility to reveal items from the result set very quickly.

Furthermore, an indication which items are already revealed might be 

Conception of requested feature:
a) the "Show Result" command is dropped
b) instead the result set is listed in the property panel (the search 
topics, tons, get a new HTML-property: "Result")
c) all items in the result set are rendered as hypertext links
d) clicking a link will reveal the topic (as before)
e) topics alreay revelaed should be marked some way in the list

[Update: issued b)-d) are realized in rev 335]

One further issue remains to be discussed: what about large result 
sets? The solution requested here:
- increase the current limit of 150 to, lets say 300 or 500.
- result sets below that limit may provide a "Reveal all" button.
Result sets beyond that limit are still not visualized, but a message 
that filtering is required.

A detail: a search topic (in fact any topic with extensive content) 
should remember its property panel scrollbar position. [Update: 
realized in rev 344]

Note: this feature request has been extracted from broader feature 
request #3055 ("Reveal More").

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