If we have one subscription with the title "Example", it's correctly displayed in the "Serials subscriptions" result page.
But if several subscriptions are made for the same serial (different locations for exemple), then the first one is displayed completely but in the following lines, the title is replaced by '---'.
It was implemented this way in order to avoid repetitions and make things clearer, but in fact some users are confused by this behaviour. It would probably be better to display each line with a full title.
I agree that the current display is not ideal, but perhaps we can find a way to do both? Indicate that there is more than one subscription for this title and display more than -- ? Perhaps Owen or someone else has a good idea?
Could the subscriptions for the title be grouped somehow in the same table line? So each title gets a row, then as many subscriptions are put into a table of their own, with columns for the rest of the data?
Our customer just asked for the title to appear instead of this '---' string. I really think it would be enough, and don't see any real advantage in doing something complicated here.
I'll wait for a community decision, but my vote would go for the simple removal of this "replace TITLE with ---" rule.
I've done some experimenting with it and have not been able to come up with a solution that I think works better. For now I would agree that letting duplicate titles appear is probably the best option.
Created attachment 7090 [details] [review]
Created attachment 7126 [details] [review]
Bug 7357: display serial title instead of '---'
The full title of a serial is now displayed even
if several lines have the same title.
Signed-off-by: Chris Cormack <firstname.lastname@example.org>
QA comment: simple patch, no comment. This patch will be needed when introducing DataTable to this list
This fix was included in the 3.6.x branch prior to 3.6.4.