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#2161 review enhancement

make ET mailing lists searchable

Reported by: Roland Haas Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: Cactus website Version: development version
Keywords: Cc:


Right now there is no explicit search field for the Einstein Toolkit mailing lists. Google apparently indexes them.

At the ET meeting at GeorgiaTech in 2018 it was suggested that a FAQ as well as the ability to search the mailing list would be useful.

Such a functionality should be added to the ET wiki and ET website respectively.

Something like this:

<form action="" class="searchform" method="get" name="searchform" target="_blank">
<input name="sitesearch" type="hidden" value="">
<input autocomplete="on" class="form-control search" name="q" placeholder="Search in" required="required"  type="text">
<button class="button" type="submit">Search</button>

seems to work and one can limit to particular lists by setting site to something like

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comment:1 Changed 4 months ago by Roland Haas

Status: newreview

I have added such a search button (though one can leave out the actual "Search" button if desired) to

Please have a look and comment.

comment:2 Changed 4 months ago by Steven R. Brandt

Yes, this is reasonable. Maybe clarify that the search is for the mailing list.

Would it make sense to also have the ability to search the website?

comment:3 Changed 2 months ago by Roland Haas

That sounds like a goo idea, yes. That would help finding information since we (unfortunately) do not have a site index of similar where one could see all available pages. Would you be ok if I added the search box to the top level menu bar (not sure how well that works with the mobile view of the pages though).

comment:4 Changed 2 months ago by Roland Haas

There's a search entry field in the navbar in branch rhaas/navsearch but I do not know how to arrange things such that the text in the search field is aligned with the baseline of the text outside.

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