Bug 9277

Summary: Counter-intuitive Display of Authtypetext in Authority Searches
Product: Koha Reporter: David Cook <dcook>
Component: MARC Authority data supportAssignee: Galen Charlton <gmcharlt>
Status: RESOLVED INVALID QA Contact:
Severity: normal    
Priority: P5 - low    
Version: master   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
See Also: http://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=6720
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Description David Cook 2012-12-12 20:21:54 UTC
When you search all "Default" authority headings, using a MARC21 marcflavour, you get the following results:

STAFF CLIENT:
1) A list of authority headings with NO mention of authtype/authtypetext in the summary

OPAC:
1) A list of authority headings with NO mention of authtype/authtypetext in the summary
2) However, each heading result includes a column labelled "Type of heading", which DOES include the authtypetext for that heading's authtype. 

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When you search all "Topical Terms" (for example), you get the following results:

STAFF CLIENT:
1) A list of authority headings WITH a "Topical term:" label at the beginning of the summary

OPAC:
1) A list of authority headings WITH a "Topical term:" label at the beginning of the summary, AND
2) Also a column labelled "Type of heading", which duplicates this same "Topical term" label.

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It seems to me that the current behaviour is completely backwards. The authtypetext should be showing when a search is made for "Default", so that all the headings that show up are differentiated by their differing authtypes. 

The authtype text does not need to appear when a search is made for that specific authtype, because it's already implied that the heading results will correspond to that specific authtype (e.g. TOPIC_TERM). 

Additionally, having the authtypetext appear in the Summary and the "Type of heading" column in the OPAC is redundant. 

Personally, I think it would be best to remove the authtypetext from the Summary, and add a "Type of heading" to the Staff Client Authority search results.
Comment 1 David Cook 2020-12-23 04:52:42 UTC
I think that this is actually no longer relevant.