[KULRICE-4104] Opening from doc search opens new window - clicking close returns to the portal in the new window Created: 20/Apr/10  Updated: 19/Jan/15  Resolved: 19/Jan/15

Status: Closed
Project: Kuali Rice Development
Component/s: User Interface
Affects Version/s:
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Improvement Priority: Major
Reporter: Jonathan Keller Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 0
Labels: DocSearchRedesign
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified

Epic Link: Action List
Rice Module:
Application Requirement:
KAI Review Status: Review Completed


This is going to (and has) confused users. The expectation of clicking the close button if a page has been opened in a new window is to close that window. The link is rendered by documentControls.tag. I'm not sure if the current implementation has any way of knowing that it was loaded from document search. But, if so, this link should probably check the opener and see if it should simply close the window instead of invoking the close action on the servlet.

Comment by Eric Westfall [ 16/Aug/10 ]

This needs to be reviewed by KAI to verify that the functionality that Jonathan describes is desirable.

Comment by Eric Westfall [ 02/Sep/10 ]

Reviewed in the KAI meeting today:


Decision was as follows:

First of all, there are two contexts we are referring to here where a document is opened:

1) A "pop-up" context
2) A "same-window" context

The pop-up context happens when a window gets popped up by clicking on a link, or when clicking on a document link in an email.

For these cases the following decision was made: When the close button is clicked it should close the window/tab instead of returning to the portal

For the same-window context, this is the case where someone clicks on a document from action list, document search, etc. and it opens in the same-window.

For these cases, the following decision was made: When the close button is clicked it should return to the page it was on prior to the document being opened (this will usually be the action list or document search)

In order to facilitate this, we may need to pass information to the document url that identifies the calling context (the kns would then decide what to do with this). Additionally, we will probably need to maintain some sort of "return stack" within the KNS session to determine where to return to when the document is closed...this could also be used to implement breadcrumbs at some point in the future

Comment by Jessica Coltrin (Inactive) [ 04/Apr/12 ]

Moving all New Feature and Improvement Jiras out of 2.1 since the scope for those is now locked. These items move to the 2.x-backlog.

Comment by Eric Westfall [ 19/Jan/15 ]

Closing as this may not be relevant with the newly redesigned document search, but logged the general functionality as described on this document https://docs.google.com/a/kuali.org/document/d/1hm-cgeUXwntSrIotTnV29KoqNajZ6TS4tCOcB66ZMkI/edit

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