28 February 2005

Search, Technorati Favelet 28-Feb-05 UTC 18:41:06

Favelet unable to search blog; both options on the favelet return results form the entire cosmos.

Discussion

Looks as though the favelet is doing something strange. The cosmos search works just fine.

Problem when change the toggle blog to "this blog"; the favelet continues to search the entire cosmos.

Of interest, is that despite the error, the page reports just "this blog." It looks as though the favelet thinks it is focusing on one blog, but the actual results are reporting for the entire cosmos.

This is somewhat similar to what we found a while back, which Technorati quickly fixed.

Here are the steps

1. Start here: Blog, look for the Technorati search tool, or favelet, on the right hand site.

2. Choose all blogs.

3. Type in "XML" for your search.

4. You'll get this result: here; this confirms that things are OK.

5. Let's start over, and go back to the blog, and the same favelet on this page.

6. Change the setting from the universal search of the Technorati cosmos to "this blog".

7. Type in "XML", again; press search.

8. You'll get this result: here. Notice that the search results are for the Cosmos, but the link under the search says the following:


Results


Keyword Search Results:
XML
on http://mudtesting.blogspot.com

106,468 posts from http://mudtesting.blogspot.com matching XML sorted by most recent. Query took 0.5136 seconds


9. Feel free to compare these results to a previous report on the favelet
Favelet unable to search blog; both options on the favelet return results form the entire cosmos.

Discussion

Looks as though the favelet is doing something strange. The cosmos search works just fine.

Problem when change the toggle blog to "this blog"; the favelet continues to search the entire cosmos.

Of interest, is that despite the error, the page reports just "this blog." It looks as though the favelet thinks it is focusing on one blog, but the actual results are reporting for the entire cosmos.

This is somewhat similar to what we found a while back, which Technorati quickly fixed.

Here are the steps

1. Start here: Blog, look for the Technorati search tool, or favelet, on the right hand site.

2. Choose all blogs.

3. Type in "XML" for your search.

4. You'll get this result: here; this confirms that things are OK.

5. Let's start over, and go back to the blog, and the same favelet on this page.

6. Change the setting from the universal search of the Technorati cosmos to "this blog".

7. Type in "XML", again; press search.

8. You'll get this result: here. Notice that the search results are for the Cosmos, but the link under the search says the following:


Results


Keyword Search Results:
XML
on http://mudtesting.blogspot.com

106,468 posts from http://mudtesting.blogspot.com matching XML sorted by most recent. Query took 0.5136 seconds


9. Feel free to compare these results to a previous report on the favelet
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