dancedata standardizations (was briefings)

Lara D. Friedman~Shedlov

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 Although DanceData is a fantastic resource and I love it, I have one
small pet peeve: I wish it had been designed to ignore apostrophes and
other punctuation when searching. This is the way many library
catalogs are designed. For example, a search for St. Andrew's would
retrieve

St Andrews
St. Andrews
St. Andrew's
St Andrew's

As a librarian who has helped people use many types of online catalogs,
databases, and indexes, I know from experience this would make the
search interface much more user friendly.

Cheers,
Lara Friedman~Shedlov
Minneapolis, MN USA

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Quoting Michael or Norma Briggs <xxxxxxxx@xxxxxx.xxx>:

> It makes sense for Alan to standardize the spelling as 'Saint',
> since
> the British and North American abbreviations for the word (St and
> St.)
> are slightly different. The town itself is spelled (spelt?) St
> Andrews
> (no apostrophe), and this spelling is accurately reflected in
> Dancedata,
> so that you won't find Georgina's and Martin's dances between Saint
> Andrew's Jig and Saint Andrew's Medley (I assume these dances are
> connected to the holy man, not to the town).
>
> Mike
>
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