Footnote text in search result does not match footnote text in the open resource

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Seth Hewitt | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jun 22 2010 1:21 PM

I did a search I was looking at the text from a footnote in one of the resources that was in the search results. The footnote didn't make sense for the article, so I opened the resource and went to that footnote. Note that the expanded footnote text from the footnote in the search result (first image) does not match the expanded footnote text from the actual resource (second image).

I've not noticed this before, but will look for it in the future as time allows.

 

 

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 22 2010 1:43 PM

The search results don't shown the contents of the footnote when the result is found in the footnote.  The pop-up info usually shows text starting at the beginning of the section of the main text where the footnote is found.  I wish it did show the footnote contents.  (BTW, I'm using the PC version)

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 22 2010 1:50 PM

Yes, this happens on the Windows version as well. It is odd that hovering over the footnote reference mark in the search results is the only way to bring up any preview window of the contents of that search hit at all (hovering over the link to the article does not). But this is an artifact of the fact that the search hit was found within the footnote. In other places, where the search hit was found in the surface text, if you hover over the highlighted hit word, you get that preview window which shows a bit more of the context. I can understand why they don't bring up the footnote text until you open the resource and hover over the footnote reference mark there (that was discussed a long time ago in another thread). But the current behavior is kind of odd.

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James Garriss | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 22 2010 5:28 PM

I reported this once and was told it was a feature, not a bug.  It didn't really make sense to me, but apparently since the Windows version does it, that's gospel (pardon the bad pun) and settled the matter.  I, too, wish they'd reconsider. 

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 22 2010 6:08 PM

James Garriss:

...apparently since the Windows version does it, that's gospel... 

The Windows version isn't perfect (bugs have been found in it would be an understatement Smile), and Logos has sometimes reconsidered a feature design if enough people complained about it.

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Thomas Ball | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 23 2010 3:41 PM

James:

If you were told that then it would be a good idea to report it to suggest@logos.com and http://community.logos.com/forums/28.aspx

 

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