From: Ronan McHugh [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2012 11:53 AM
Subject: [VuFind-Tech] Can't display more than one SideFacets Recommendation per page
I’m working on a new browse-esque interface which will present users with multiple routes into the catalogue based on the idea of a “Generous Interface” (http://www.slideshare.net/mtchl/generous-interfaces)
similar to the European Library’s Discover Portal (http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/discover). The basic way I’m doing this is through recommendation modules, including facets. These facets
are derived through an empty search of the collection. In order to make the interface look nice, I want to have the facets in different zones, rather than simply a long line of text on the side of the page. So, I’ll have one set of facets for format, one set
of facets for genre, each in a different box on the page.
In my searches.ini I have something like this:
AllFields = SideFacets:DiscoverA
AllFields = SideFacets:DiscoverB
With corresponding sections in my facets.ini file:
format = Format
genre_facet = Genre
I then call these recommendations in my Discover.php and assign them to the interface. However, for some reason, the interface displays two copies
of one facet rather than one of each. What’s worse, when I try to run a normal search, the facets from the Discover interface are being displayed, rather than the facets for my normal Search from the [Results] section in facets.ini. Attached is a screenshot
to make this somewhat more understandable.
I have tried a bit of debugging and found that the parameters are being passed in fine to the module and thence to Solr, so I think what might be
happening is that smarty is getting a bit confused about the variables being passed in. If I try to do one TopFacets and one SideFacets it seems to work ok. If this is a smarty thing, I guess the only way I can fix it is by creating a secondary template and
assigning some variables to that, but that sounds messy. Does anyone know what might be going on and have some ideas for fixing it?
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