[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] next page link

Don McMorris don.mcmorris at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 23:33:52 EST 2007

Hi John.  Just FYI: there is an open enhancement request (bug 166:
http://www.open-ils.org/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=166 ) to add
the words "Previous" and "Next" (as well as some other things) to the
OPAC.  However, this doesn't appear to address the issue you
specifically raised.

I believe the OPAC is Bill's domain (at least it appears that way in
BugZilla!).  Because I'm not sure (if/how frequently) he monitors this
list, I'm CC'ing this reply to him (if you get it in duplicate Bill,
my apologies).

Just for the record, I agree with you on this issue.  Having a
navigation bar at the bottom of the search (in addition to the top) is
a good idea from a patron POV (the primary user of the PAC).
Especially when working in a low screen resolution and/or a computer
with limited resources (where extra scrolling can lag or take a
while...), I'm sure the patron would appreciate not having to scroll
up to the top.

Thank you for the contribution.  If you have any more suggestions or
ideas, please do not hesitate to let us know!

Sincerely Yours,


On 1/3/07, John Kintree <jkintree at swbell.net> wrote:
> When looking at results from a catalog search at www.gapines.org, there are
> links at the top of the page for Start, Previous page, Next page, and End.
> It would be nice if those links were also present at the bottom of the list
> of results.  Frequently, one wants to click the Next page link after
> scrolling to the bottom of a page of results.
> The type of target audience for this requested feature is patron, and would
> probably benefit a considerable size of that audience.  The use cases are as
> stated above, when scrolling to the bottom of a page of results from a
> catalog search.
> John Kintree

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