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Problems with highlighting text

Posted By: Thomas Shaw, 2:51pm Sunday 11 April 2010    Print Article

Highlighting keyword search terms in a search result list or job advert may look and feel nice. It can also be useful for quickly finding relevant words within large pages of text. But, it can have the reverse effect if you don’t script it correctly!

Same job advert, 3 different keyword searches. Notice how the search function searches within the HTML code and breaks the formatting tags.


keyword=S





keyword=P





keyword=DIV





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Article Tags: job search results user experience job advert taleo highlight text job board recruitment system html code

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 Max (7:12pm Monday 12 April 2010)

Your a legend.

Lucky we didn't go ahead with this vendor.


 Ronald (10:56am Wednesday 14 April 2010)

Ok. Anybody that uses the terms you used as an example (S, P, DIV) deserves to get those results. That is more than an unrealistic example of how one would use the keyword field. Next I would question any site that allowed the HTML to show up in either the search results or the job listing itself.

I'm not completely sure who your audience is but I cant see this relevant to anybody- at all.


 Thomas Shaw (2:54am Thursday 15 April 2010)

The example shows that any character you put into the keyword field will search and break the HTML markup.

Audience - anyone interested in online recruitment, recruitment systems, HRIS, job boards etc.


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