there is one deficiency which makes it less useful: when passing through the URL only some of the details (e.g., username and server, but not the search word), the script does not copy those to the form, so the passed parameters are not really useful. this is especially so if we want (and we do) to use the tool on wikis other than enwiki, because it requires the users to fill 3 fields (wiki, username and search-string).
could you please teach this tool to copy the parameters passed in the address to the form, so the user will only have to fill in the search string?
That's strange. Prior to the adoption of lighttpd forced upon Labs users, what you described actually happened. I will look into this issue. →Σσς. (Sigma) 08:49, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
thanks. once you fix it, i plan to add the summary search to "contribution" page on hewiki. for now, it's not very practical, b/c i do not expect most users to understand they need to fill all the fields (project, user and searchword). actually, i'd love it if i could use something like the inputbox extension to collect the searchword in wikipedia itself - this will allow me to mark the inputbox with appropriate title, instead of having the users filling it in the english-language form on toolserver: most users on hewiki have good enough knowledge of english for it to be useful, but maybe not all. peace - קיפודנחש (aka kipod) (talk) 18:03, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
new issue: now, it seems that the values *are* copied to the fields in the form, but if i define "server=hewiki" on address line without "search=", i get an "internal error". we do not see it from enwiki, b/c the code is willing to accept "name=", but it seems that feeding "server=" (even if the value *is "enwiki") requires also feeding "search=" through the address, lest we get the dreadful "internal error" page.
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