Search G2G does not always work

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When I read messages on G2G, search doesn't seem to work. With that I mean that when I'm reading a particular message thread, I can type something in the search box, click Search G2G, and still find myself in the same message thread.

It looks like I have to return to the G2G home page to make search actually return something. Am I missing something here?

 

in WikiTree Tech by anonymous G2G6 Mach 2 (20.2k points)
edited by Keith Hathaway
While on this page, searching for wikipedia does nothing at all, even though I know that we have messages about that. The only thing that does change is the URL.

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Hi Enno,

You're right. You have to be on the G2G home page for it to work.

I'm not sure why. We need to investigate.

Thanks,

Chris
by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by anonymous

Here are a few clues based on the resulting URL between searches made from this page and the main G2G page:

From here:  http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/47211/search?q=test

From G2G home: http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/search?q=test

Looking at the HTML source, the solution might be as simple as changing <FORM METHOD="GET" ACTION="./search"> to <FORM METHOD="GET" ACTION="/g2g/search"> in the code for the search form.

Thanks, Roland! You're the best.
This has now been fixed. Thanks again, Enno, for reporting it, and thank you, Roland, for diagnosing the problem.

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