View next composition in composer category

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View next composition in composer category

Postby daphnis » Thu May 19, 2011 3:10 am

Often I like to peruse all of the compositions in a given composer's category, especially if I've uploaded most of those works, and it's mildly inconvenient to have to backtrack to the composer's page just to view the next composition in the list. I'm curious to hear what other people think about an ability to have something like a "Next" and "Previous" link on these pages where one could easily and quickly view the next piece in the list. Is this something that others would find useful? And from the developers (Feldmahler), would this be difficult to implement?
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Re: View next composition in composer category

Postby pml » Thu May 19, 2011 5:01 am

Sounds like it might be possible; this sort of thing is what the template boxes with categories of composer’s works were designed to avoid you having to do, when navigating among a set of similar pieces by the one author.

If I'm looking at a variety of works like that I tend to basically keep the composer's page open and view all the daughter pages using tabbed browsing – hold down the command key and click as many links will fill up the browser...

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Re: View next composition in composer category

Postby daphnis » Thu May 19, 2011 1:15 pm

Yes, I use that method as well, which is more convenient that back-browsing, but still not as convenient as advancing to the next in the list.
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Re: View next composition in composer category

Postby daphnis » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:04 pm

Bump. I'm guessing no one else thinks this would be useful?
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Re: View next composition in composer category

Postby NLewis » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:40 pm

I agree that it would be useful and should be implemented.
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Re: View next composition in composer category

Postby Carolus » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:31 pm

Agreed. Definitely useful. Ideally it should work within subsets also. For example, if one was doing a category walker stroll to come up with all the NonPD-US items of Florent Schmidt, it would extremely useful to go to the next record in the found set or subset resulting from the search.
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Re: View next composition in composer category

Postby imslp » Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:51 am

I just wanted to note that I have put this feature on the to do list. However, this feature is deceptively hard to implement, so it may not be done right away.
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Re: View next composition in composer category

Postby pml » Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:52 am

For one thing, you need to have a variable stored somewhere which contains the category (or multiple-category interect) which was being browsed in order to reach the said work page; and then a sensible way of ordering each such category/intersect! PML
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Re: View next composition in composer category

Postby homerdundas » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:30 pm

If you are redesigning the work page, one fundamental that we are missing is the ability to go to the composer page from a work page. I often end up on a work page and want to see what else the composer wrote. The only way at the moment, is to scroll to the bottom of the page and pick off the composer from the info section. Please, please, can we have a link near the top of the page? Many thanks.
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Re: View next composition in composer category

Postby daphnis » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:36 pm

+1 on that one as well
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Re: View next composition in composer category

Postby daphnis » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:11 pm

Just want to bump these two improvements so they stay on your mind :)
Recent wiki changes look very good.
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Re: View next composition in composer category

Postby kalliwoda » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:45 pm

Interesting, how improvements crop up today peu à peu -
I like the larger "add file" buttons, and the summary on top

... but it is not necessary to abbreviate (#mv'ts, First Pub.), there is enough space.
and "Movements/sections:" would be much more straightforward.
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