[ic] Intercept and correct mv_searchspec

Mike Heins mike at perusion.com
Tue Jun 26 15:53:53 UTC 2012

Quoting IC (ic at tvcables.co.uk):
> Not sure this made the list so re-sending...
> Hi folks,
> I am trying to intercept mv_searchspec from the small search component and
> correct a common spelling difference:-
> So far this is my non working code in the small search component:-
>       <INPUT MAXLENGTH=30 NAME="[value mv_searchspec]" type=text size=15>
> 	      [tmp sspec][perl]
> 	      my $correct = $Values->{mv_searchspec}->[0];
> 	      $correct =~ s/adaptor/adapter/g;
> 	      return $correct;    
> 	      [/perl][/tmp]
>       <input type=hidden name=mv_searchspec value=[scratch sspec]>
> It doesn't work, please help!

You could do in catalog.cfg:

Filter  mv_searchspec spells
CodeDef spells Filter
CodeDef spells Spell check search specs
CodeDef spells Routine <<EOR
sub {
	my $spec = shift;
	my %spell = qw/
			adaptor adapter
			beleive believe
			recieve receive
	my @finds = keys %spell;
	my $finds  = join "|", @finds;
	$spec =~ s{\b($finds)\b}{ $spell{ lc $1 } || $1}eig;
	return $spec;

I personally think a better approach is to do another post-search
to check for commonly misspelled words, then present the now-standard
Google meme "Showing results for adapter -- search for adaptor instead".
But this might work in the meantime.

Mike Heins
Perusion -- Expert Interchange Consulting    http://www.perusion.com/
phone +1.765.253.4194  <mike at perusion.com>

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