[ckan-dev] Removing AlphaPage
friedrich at pudo.org
Tue Nov 9 10:32:00 UTC 2010
On Nov 9, 2010, at 11:20 AM, Rufus Pollock wrote:
> +1 here. Search is much more effective than browsing (especially if we
> can have faceted search).
Agreed. Goal should be to collapse list/serp/tag pages once we have facets. Really need to figure out psql factes then, though.
> 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?
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