Feature #5646

Implement hovertext with details and browse button for treeview search

Added by Dan Gillean over 8 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

Status:VerifiedStart date:09/21/2013
Priority:HighDue date:
Assignee:José Raddaoui Marín% Done:


Target version:Release 2.0.0
Google Code Legacy ID: Tested version:
Sponsored:No Requires documentation:


Navigate to a description with many child records, ideally with long titles
Conduct treeview search

Resulting error
Identifier and level are not visible (as in regular treeview); titles are truncated; no hovertext to reveal truncated titles.

Consequently, if you have a collection that has one hundred records that start with "Photograph of a..." and search for "photograph", the results are nearly unusable.

Expected result
  • Hovering over a returned title gives: Level of description, identifier, full title
  • Currently, when there are more than 10 matching descriptions, the option to go to a browse page is offered. This should be offered regardless of the number of results, since there is so little context in the treeview search.

Related issues

Related to Access to Memory (AtoM) - Bug #5645: Change text in treeview search bar Verified 09/21/2013
Related to Access to Memory (AtoM) - Feature #5666: Improve ability to browse within a collection Duplicate 09/24/2013
Related to Access to Memory (AtoM) - Bug #6051: Quick search hovertext tooltip in treeview will not disp... New 12/02/2013


#1 Updated by José Raddaoui Marín over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In progress
  • Assignee changed from Jesús García Crespo to José Raddaoui Marín

#2 Updated by José Raddaoui Marín over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from In progress to QA/Review
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

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#3 Updated by Dan Gillean over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from QA/Review to Feedback


Thanks for doing this, it helps usability a lot! The hovertext is great; I like that it appears even if the title is not truncated so a user can still get the level of description and the identifier.

One thing:

1) Find a description with many child levels, ideally with many that have the same title text (like "photograph of ...")
2) Search "photograph" in the treeview quicksearch
3) if 5 results are returned, the browse link will say "Browse 5 holdings". Click the link.

What returns is all child levels - so you might end up on a screen that says "Browse 24 results".

We may not have time to fully address this, but my ideal would be:

  • There is a persistent link above the treeview / below the institution logo that says "Browse this collection" or "Browse all # descriptions" - clicking it takes you to a browse page limited to the current fonds/collection. Users can see the link regardless of if they are looking at the treeview tab or the quick search tab
  • Searching in the treeview provides the "Browse # descriptions" - this returns the same browse page, but with the additional filter at the top: in addition to the collection/fonds filter, there is also "Keyword: ___" with whatever text the user searched for. If the user removes it, the browse page reloads to show all results in the collection, etc...

I know this is different from the original issue, and I can open a new possible feature issue for 2.1 with these notes if we don't have time to consider it now.

If we DON'T have time to change it much now, I think we still have to clarify the # versus the search results. We could change the link text to say "Browse all descriptions" for now. I'm leaning toward using "descriptions" rather than "holdings" - we use holdings on the repository pages, to talk about whole collections held by an archival institution (see for example, our glossary: https://www.ica-atom.org/doc/Glossary#Holdings). I think we should use different language when talking about lower levels of description in a collection/fonds - descriptions seems the best choice.

I'm still really excited about this though! It makes finding a specific description in a large hierarchy MUCH easier; thanks!

I'll wait for your reply before filing a new issue.

#4 Updated by José Raddaoui Marín over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to QA/Review

Hi Dan,

I'm glad you like it, I understood in your description that you want the popover appearing always.

I've changed the bottom link, and I think we should create a new feature for the other things you said. I like those features but I don't know if they will fit in the 2.0 schedule.

Thanks for all your efforts to make it more navigable ;)

#5 Updated by Dan Gillean over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from QA/Review to Verified

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