Allow to limit search to specific API and documentation topics
Many developers are only interested in the (previously excellent) DOM documentation. Today, when searching for obvious DOM topics, one gets many irrelevant search results on XUL/XSL/etc, making it pretty hard to find the actual documentation of interest.
Primarily, users should be able to limit the search to the DOM documentation.
btw, what happened to that excellent documentation? Many documentation pages, no longer contain comparisons with other engines/browsers nor any additional hints/information that previously existed. That info was almost unique to MDC and what made it on of the #1 addresses for looking up internals.
We hope to build better filtering into search for MDN 2.0 (via the Kuma project)
What's up with scoped search? The comments in this topic are 9 months old but there is still no scoped search of specific APIs as best as I can figure.
Sorry, not expecting you to be archive.org :-) Rather, hoping you had particular pages in mind (e.g., "I refer to page X all the time"), or something like that.
MDC is a wiki, so it evolves. The skin can change radically; the content changes incrementally. The current site is the old site, only newer :-)
um, I'm obviously not archive.org; does the old MDC still exist somewhere? ;)
Happy to provide more details, merely need to reload my brain.
That said, I've recognized the addition of /some/ xbrowser info on some pages lately, but from what I've seen it's much more rough than the old info (i.e., "IE" vs. "IE6 supports this, IE7 supports that, Safari 3 supports blah, Opera 7 supports bleh, etc.")
Can you give some examples of pages that formerly contained info about other browsers, and no longer do? We rarely delete information unless it's incorrect or obsolete. Recently we've been adding browser compatibility tables to many reference pages (mostly HTML and CSS so far, but planning to add them to DOM and JS pages).
I have opened a couple of bugs for this: