[FEAT] Quick navigation using catalogue numbers

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[FEAT] Quick navigation using catalogue numbers

Postby lekro » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:04 pm

Hello:

Would it be possible to direct a user to a work page by simply typing a catalogue number into the search box, instead of having to go to google and click the first link? (for example, searching "BWV 1080" would just redirect me to the Art of Fugue page)

Thanks!

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Re: [FEAT] Quick navigation using catalogue numbers

Postby Choralia » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:56 pm

The Multi-Site Search available on the CPDL website, searching both IMSLP and CPDL, might be helpful in some cases.

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Re: [FEAT] Quick navigation using catalogue numbers

Postby lekro » Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:37 am

Choralia wrote:The Multi-Site Search available on the CPDL website, searching both IMSLP and CPDL, might be helpful in some cases.

Max


Thanks for the reply! This seems much easier to navigate than the Google search. But what I was looking for is something like a direct link from typing catalogue numbers in the IMSLP search box and the page itself. Wikipedia has this feature implemented for many of Bach's works, through simple redirect pages. Is there a particular reason this hasn't been done in IMSLP?

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Re: [FEAT] Quick navigation using catalogue numbers

Postby Choralia » Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:48 pm

lekro wrote:Is there a particular reason this hasn't been done in IMSLP?

I think it is just because lists of works already exist for the most prolific composers, and such lists provide a lot of useful information, not only related to the opus number. For example, in the case of J.S. Bach:

http://imslp.org/wiki/List_of_works_by_Johann_Sebastian_Bach

The work list reports the BWV number, the BC number, the title (with direct link to the work page), the key signature, the composition year, the genre, and the scoring. All fields are sortable. This is far more powerful than just searching by BWV number, so probably a simple search by opus number is considered as unnecessary.

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Re: [FEAT] Quick navigation using catalogue numbers

Postby lekro » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:46 pm

Ah, ok. Thanks for the information!


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