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Searchbar not working on pages other than questions

Is there some Javascript magic I need to do in order to make the search bar work on an arbitrary page derived from "two_column_body.html"?

The issue I'm seeing is that on other pages, when I search for anything, the result always display all questions. I noticed that the GET URL issued is different than when I'm on the questions screen:

  • Not working: GET /questions/?search=&query=asdf
  • Working: GET /questions/scope:all/sort:activity-desc/query:asdf/page:1/
theactiveactor's avatar
asked 2012-09-01 11:19:15 -0500
todofixthis's avatar
updated 2012-09-01 11:45:35 -0500
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Problem looks like missing interaction with live_search.js, which rewrites the request url. Could someone please give a primer on how we're supposed to configure this script to get search working on an arbitrary page?

theactiveactor's avatar theactiveactor (2012-09-04 09:55:04 -0500) edit

I think we should just do a non-js search in those cases - using traditional form submit with "GET" method.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2012-09-04 09:56:41 -0500) edit
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Yes this is an issue in the current Askbot site.

I don't know how the Search Behavior is defined for searches inside a Question.

pajju's avatar
answered 2012-09-01 11:27:16 -0500
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