[ckan-dev] Removing AlphaPage

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Tue Nov 9 10:20:08 UTC 2010

+1 here. Search is much more effective than browsing (especially if we
can have faceted search).


On 9 November 2010 10:02, Friedrich Lindenberg <friedrich at pudo.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I really like the idea behind AlphaPage, but in practice its a bit awkward:
> 1) It tends to lead to very long pages, such as the "B" list on de.ckan.net which happens to contain each data set known from the city of Berlin. This reduces performance a lot.
> 2) It doens't apply for non-latin languages, see http://knowledgeforge.net/ckan/trac/ticket/796 (This issue was reported by the folks building datagov.ru, they apparently have real trouble browsing their beta site, all of which is in cyrillic chars, of course).
> While fixing each of those issues individually is possible (1 through sub-pagination, 2 through unicode magic), I think we should just drop AlphaPage for the sake of simplicity.
> What do you think?
> Friedrich
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