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Subject [jira] [Updated] (SOLR-3529) clarify distnction between index & query tables on analysis debug pages
Date Fri, 08 Jun 2012 22:29:23 GMT


Hoss Man updated SOLR-3529:

    Attachment: med-side-by-side.png

These screenshots are from my 1440x900 laptop running Firefox 3.6 with the window expanded
to full screen (i confirmed with a helpful user on the #solr irc channel that they see similar
behavior in firefox 13)

 * short-side-by-side.png - shows how even with fairly short inputs in both text boxes, the
delineation between the two tables isn't very obvious
 * med-just-index.png - using slightly longer input in only the "index" text box, you can
see that the results are similar enough to be easily confused with the short side-by-side
 * med-side-by-side.png - the same "index" input combined with comparable "query" input is
visually indistinguishable form the "index only" page, because the "query" table has been
pushed down below the fold (med-side-by-side-below-fold.png)
 * this confusion is only exaserbated when the inputs/tables get really long (long-side-by-side.png
& long-side-by-side-below-fold.png)

In my opinion:

* the fieldtype pulldown, verbose checkbox, and analyze buttons should move above the text
boxes so that the text boxes are closer to the tables they produce
* when both text boxes are used:
** the resulting tables should be enclosed in bounding boxes with a width of 50% of the main
area (just like the text boxes are right now) -- if either table is wider then this 50%, it
should get a horizontal scroll bar (even if the other half of the page has lots of empty space
** the dividing line between the two tables should be more visibly noticable (darker/thicker/whatever)
* when only one text box is used:
** the resulting table should be left aligned (regardless of which text box it's the result
** some sort of visual cue should be provide about the text box that created that table...
*** grey out the unused text box until/unless the user starts typing in it?
*** put color coded borders around both the text boxes and tables all the time, so the absence
of a table with the corresponding color stands out when only one is used?
*** put an irregular shaped boarder around the table and the text box that created it when
only one is used (ie: exclude the unused text box ... think the outline of utah when the table
belongs to the "index" text box, and the mirror image of utah when the table belongs to the
"query" text box.
> clarify distnction between index & query tables on analysis debug pages
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SOLR-3529
>                 URL:
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Hoss Man
>            Assignee: Stefan Matheis (steffkes)
>             Fix For: 4.0
>         Attachments: long-side-by-side-below-fold.png, long-side-by-side.png, med-just-index.png,
med-query-only.png, med-side-by-side-below-fold.png, med-side-by-side.png, short-side-by-side.png
> Working on the tutorial, i noticed that the analysis debug page is a little hard to read
when specifying both index and query values
>  * if the inputs are short, it's not entirely obvious that you are looking at two tables
(especially compared to how the page looks using only the "index" textbox)
>  * if the inputs are longer, the "query" table shifts down below the fold where users
may not even be aware of it.
> Screenshots and ideas for improvement to follow

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