LC8 RC1 Dictionary has issues

Devin Asay devin_asay at
Fri Apr 22 18:31:31 CEST 2016

> On Apr 21, 2016, at 11:04 PM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at> wrote:
> On 4/21/2016 9:34 PM, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami wrote:
>> Is there a way to get the old dictionary  back?
>> BG? Is your plug in working under 8?
>> Current if you search for a term, the page gets stuck on that term..
>> If you enter a different search term… nothing happens.. You have exit
>> the dictionary and come back to search, Am I doing something wrong?
> I had the same problem. It took me a few days to figure out the only thing that changes is the list of terms, which is hard to notice. Whatever you were looking at before remains in the lower pane until you click on a different term.
> It might be useful to have more visual cues. Maybe the lower pane should go blank if the new search results don't include the currently displayed one.
> There's also a problem with complicated content sections, like the ones for mobileControlSet and mobileControlGet. All the parameters are in a single block, and some items are listed as params that aren't. The old dictionary separated them by control type which made it easier to find what you needed. The current list doesn't always tell you what type of control each param is for, and you have to read through each entry to understand the ones that do.
> I don't have time right now to investigate a solution. Today I just toggled between the v7 dictionary and the v8 engine, because it's easier to read.

I just had a look at the dictionary entry for mobileControlGet on github. It looks like the formatting was munged when the docs were converted from the old xml format to the new markdown format. I’ll try to make some time later today to reorganize the new document.


Devin Asay
Office of Digital Humanities
Brigham Young University

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