Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#11773 closed defect (fixed)

Custom Google OLPC search is broken

Reported by: greenfeld Owned by: sj
Priority: normal Milestone: 12.1.0
Component: olpc library Version: Development build as of this date
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Deployments affected: Action Needed: no action
Verified: no

Description

The custom Google OLPC search in Browse does not work in 11.3.1 os32, as Google accuses the form of potentially sending automated queries.

The fix to this likely is similar to the fix that had to be made to wiki.laptop.org's sidebar for a similar issue.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by dsd

  • Action Needed changed from diagnose to add to build
  • Milestone changed from Not Triaged to 12.1.0

The OLPC wiki fix uses a Google-hosted javascript file. Not great for a homepage often shown when offline. Instead I used the technique here: http://www.askdavetaylor.com/how_can_i_add_a_google_search_box_to_my_web_site.html
which doesn't require a google-hosted JS file, and doesn't get blocked as automated. The search result page isn't OLPC branded, but hey.

Fixed in olpc-library-2.0.5

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by pbrobinson

  • Action Needed changed from add to build to test in build

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by dsd

Test in 12.1.0 build 11.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by greenfeld

  • Action Needed changed from test in build to no action
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

The custom search for laptop.org works in 12.1.0 os11, but searches entered in it's text field migrate to the generic Google search form when the Back button is used in Browse.

Filed this quirk separately as 3633.

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