There do seem to be some caching problems, so I used this URL:

On Safari 9.0.3 in a private browsing window, I also have no type-ahead. It works in a regular window, an in Chrome (48.0.2564.116 (64-bit)) in both a regular and private window.

I have two other problems:

1) I'm not getting the bookshelf images. I get weird partial circles, in both Chrome and Safari. Screen grab below.

Inline image 1
2) The element to select a language extends over into the "search" button. If I click the center of the button, I get the language selection menu. If I click a corner, I search. See screenshot of selected element below. This is in both Safari and Chrome.

Inline image 2

On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 12:01 PM, Deborah Tankersley <> wrote:

Things look really good! I haven't been able to fully test everything I want to, as of this morning, but looks very nice! :)

I did find something interesting on Safari (on a mac) and using a private browser (so I didn't have to clear my cache) the type-ahead didn't seem to work for me (with the meta data display). Can someone verify that they see the same thing?

Thanks - I'll test more later on today!


Deb Tankersley
Product Manager, Discovery
Wikimedia Foundation

On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 9:20 PM, Julien Girault <> wrote:
Hi everybody,

Following up on last week's email, the team has made significant improvements to the enhanced search box:
  • We developed a JavaScript-only version of the language picker, on top of the previous patch, so that users who have JS enabled (93% of our traffic) get a nicer version of the language picker.
    • Shorter language code is displayed, allowing more space for text within the search input.
    • Triggers the native selector on mobile devices.
    • The search box looks better overall.
Users who disable JavaScript, or are using old IE versions, get the native selector already presented in last email.  

It's merged into master, and deployed on beta!

Deployment to production 
(Phab ticket for reference: Epic T125472)

Last chance to enjoy the "good old search" !

Chris and Deborah will answer any question or concern related to this deployment

Some screenshots:

Modern browsers:

Chrome, no-JS: (basic language picker because no JS)

IE browsers:

IE8, JS: (basic language picker because old IE)
IE9, JS: (basic language picker because old IE)
Note: the CSS for the suggestions needs some attention, currently seeing weird padding.

Mobile browsers:

iOS, no-JS: (basic language picker because no JS)

Note that JS is required for the typeahead/suggestions feature (this is already the case with the current page, no regression).
If you don't have JS, you will have to submit the form in order to get results.

Next A/B test: Use language detection to re-arrange the primary links to suit the user better

Coming soon! 
The team has also made significant progress, stay tuned!

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