There is a field called itemtypes.summary in the DB, but as far as I have been able to tell, it is not displayed anywhere. Please enlighten me if I am wrong! :-)
Here is the definition in installer/data/mysql/kohastructure.sql:
summary text, -- information from the summary field, may include HTML
Do we have a good reason to start making use of itemtypes.summary or should we drop it?
I think it was once explained as a UNIMARC feature to me. Adding Frido and Victor - maybe one of them knows.
Oh looks like its an old trick to customize search results :
This is useless with XSLT display.
I think it can be removed from db and item types configuration page.
Ah looks like it is used to customise addbooks.tt display :
I think we should remove this code (also from C4/Search.pm).
Some working test plan is on bug 23663.
It has some issues, like displaying <br/> in the result list when activated.
I think if we can't implement the feature for XSLT results, we should remove it.