Autocomplete does not provide suggestions on iPhone, preferring to tell you only that it is searching

Description

Steps to reproduce

  1. Fetch an iPhone! I'm on an iPhone 6 with iOS 12.4.3, but I don't think this is specific to that device and iOS version (please leave a comment if there's a device + version this works on)

  2. Go to https://test.archiveofourown.org/works/search

  3. Tap the "Fandoms" field

  4. The "Start typing for suggestions!" message will apear

  5. Type a few characters, e.g. Test

  6. Note that the message changes to "Searching..."

  7. Wait

  8. Forever

  9. Because nothing happens

What happens

The "Searching..." message stays visible and is not replaced with a list of suggestions. However! If you tap into another field, such as "Rating," and then tap the "Fandoms" field again, that will trigger the suggestions to appear. Buuuut if you enter more characters, it goes right back to, "Search..." until you repeat the process.

What should happen

After you type your characters, "Search..." should be replaced with a list of suggestions. The list should be updated if you enter more characters.

Activity

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bing
October 18, 2020, 8:22 AM

works for me!

lydia-theda
October 24, 2020, 1:57 AM

As a chronic tablet wrangler, I will point out that this also happens on an iPad, affects all fields not just the fandoms field, and you can also get the suggestions to come up by re-tapping into the same field you are typing in (no need to switch fields temporarily).

But anyway:

  • iPad Pro 10.5, iOS 14.0.1, Safari

    • also tested Chrome

    • also tested both browsers on an iPhone 6s (iOS 13.6.1)

  • tested synonym of, fandoms, characters, metatags, relationships, subtags, synonyms fields

    • all worked fine

Sarken
December 1, 2020, 11:06 AM

Temporarily reverting this since it was initially included in a different pull request that I needed to revert. Will open a new one with the same changes momentarily.

Matty Lynne
December 4, 2020, 5:11 PM

iPhone X, iOS 14.2, Chrome & Safari

I went to https://test.archiveofourown.org/works/search

Typed “Who” into the fandom field

A number of Who related fandoms popped up

mumble
December 4, 2020, 6:31 PM

iPhone 11 Pro, iOS 14.2, Safari

Tried in the work search form with Supernatural, and it showed a steadily updated list of fandom suggestions as I typed. \o/ Also tried on a works page in the filter bar (in the “Other tags to include” field) and that also worked! Whoo!

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Assignee

Sarken

Reporter

Sarken

Roadmap

Misc

Priority

Medium

Affects versions

Fix versions

Components

FrontEnd

Difficulty

Medium

Milestone

Internal 0.9