Given that I’ve been poking through the Evergreen source code in recent days and having a look at some OPACs that are using it, I figured that I’d see what the Koha OPAC looked like. Being a bit clumsy, I mistyped my search string and managed to get an unfriendly error screen in Koha that could be avoided with some simple input checking. By comparison, Evergreen seems to do a better job at checking for user stupidity. Here are some screenshots, below the cut (click on images for a larger view).
Koha kept the trailing “\” in its search string, which messed up the regular expression. The result was an unfriendly and unhelpful error page:
Evergreen does a better job. The same person searching for “orwell\”…
…will turn up results that have something to do with “orwell”.