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Disclose Version History for 2013

This is a complete version history of the XOWComics.com site for the year 2013. Other years are available by using the links listed just below.

You can also use the "Calendar Quarters" rollover menu, just below also, to quickly jump to individual periods within the year. With the increased usage of "incremental updates" within the site beginning in late 2012, and increasing signficantly in 2013, we have begun organizing this information now into "posting dates" for individual changes within the site. Version number updates in the site have now decreased meaning though will continue to be tracked.

As of the late summer of 2012, XOWComics.com implemented a system to update the web site more quickly and efficiently with new features and upgrades. These "incremental" updates are what often comprise now the full listing of features in each new version of the site.

You can see quite easily how quickly the site has progressed. Your feedback has driven this success and rapid development!

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v1.5.8

March 8th, 2013

This new version of the site was posted mainly to synchronise code from development and production. With the use of incremental updates, much of the new functionality for this version was implemented live in the site progressively. Much streamlining of the navigation and tools in the site were included in this version. And, most importantly, tools for any user to submit changes to the data in the site were introduced within Issues. A new set of tools for editors allow for the reviewing of these submitted changes. And, much more across almost all areas of the site, were implemented incrementally in this version.

The detailed listing of updates for this version follows:

Update core code and import routines to handle additional constraints on numerous data columns throughout the core database.

The following were incremental updates, listed in the order by date they were made available in the site:

Changed the Issue Variants area of the Issue Detail page to have the disclosure interface default to open when not previously set by a logged in user. [posted 20121024]

Changed the display of prices in the listing area of the Series Detail, Issues Listing page to take advantage of the extra space. Each price is now displayed on a separate line. [posted 20121024]

Moved the Expand and Collapse icons on the Icons page from the logged in users section to the public section to account for the new usage these will put towards in the listing of Issue Variants on listing pages. [posted 20121024]

Cleaned up the rollover menu for Views on the Series Detail, Issues Listing page. Views were all given textually descriptive names and organized more logically for further additions to be added soon. [posted 20121026]

Added Issue Variants menu item as a flag to the View rollover menu on the Series Detail, Issue Listing page. This is basically an option that can be turned on and off by selecting it in the menu. [posted 20121026]

Updated the Series Detail, Issues Listing page to now display Issue Variants when the new, core request parameter is enabled (enabled by selecting Issue Variants in the Views rollover menu). Issue Variants are each given a new "row" in the listing area and the Issue Variant Name is displayed after each Issue Number for identification purposes. All functionality on the page was updated to now work properly with Issue Variants (e.g. My Collection, title and counts in header area of listing, etc.). [posted 20121024]

Added core request parameter as a flag to indicate whether Issue Variants should be displayed on a listing page. Obviously, by default, the intent is for this to always be off. [posted 20121027]

Fixed bug in which a hilited Issue Image was not being scrolled to automatically when navigating to an Issue Image Detail page. [posted 201228]

Added new column to all My Collection tables in the database for denormalized storage of Variant ID values for each Issue in My Collection. [posted 20121029]

Updated all table triggers to automatically keep updates the new Variant ID columns in the My Collections tables. [posted 20121029]

Wrote and ran SQL routines to populate all rows in the My Collection tables of the database with proper values for the new Variant ID columns. [posted 20121029]

Update all queries for proper handling of My Collection display with Issue Variants in the listing area of the Series Detail, Issues Listing page. This now finishes the adding of full support for Issue Variants on this page. [posted 20121029]

Updated the interfaces for editors and logged in users when adding (uploading) a new Issue Image. The updates now include all new Issue Image attributes in the interface (position, title page flag, indicia on page flag, and original artwork flag. [posted 20121030]

Added support for Issue Variants in the Content Item Move editor tool. The selection interface now displays all Issues in the current Series along with all Issue Variants. [posted 20121101]

Added support for Issue Variants in the Issue Image Move editor tool. The selection interface now displays all Issues in the current Series along with all Issue Variants. [posted 20121101]

Added the display of Volume data to the selection interface in the Move editor tool for Content Items. [posted 20121101]

Added the display of Volume data to the selection interface in the Move editor tool for Issue Images. [posted 20121101]

Created new page for Incremental Updates. This new page is under the About Us section of the site and is intended to hold, well, what you are reading here. [posted 20121102]

Added "Move Up" editor tool for Issue Images. This allows for Issue Images to now be moved to any Issue in any Series in any Publisher in the site. [posted 20121106]

Added "+" and "-" keyboard equivalent support to the Group Edit tool for Issues' Prices. [posted 20121106]

Added currency formats for the Belgian Franc (BEF) and the Swiss Franc (CHF). [posted 20121106]

Ran query to clean up all sort code values in a Series for Issue Variants. [posted 20121107]

Added trigger to Issues table to maintain the sort code value for Issue Variants. [posted 20121107]

Added Issue Images Viewer to the Issue Variants detail area on the Issue Detail page. This allows now for the viewing of all Issue Variant Issue Images for any single "base" Issue from one page (from any "parent" or "variant" of that Issue). [posted 20121107]

Integrated all external datasets up thru 20121101. [posted 20121112]

Added separate "Sortable Name" column to the Series table. [posted 20121114]

Ran update SQL to initially populate all rows for the new Sortable Name column. [posted 20121114]

Added an index onto the new Sortable Name column for Series. [posted 20121114]

Added new Sortable Name column to the editor interface when editng the name of a Series. [posted 20121114]

Updated all sorting of Series names to now use the new Sortable Name column. [posted 20121114]

Update Create and Clone editor tools for Series to duplicate the value of the new Series Name into the new Sortable Name column. [posted 20121114]

Update the import routines to now support the new Sortable Name column for Series. [posted 20121114]

Add the new Sortable Name column on Series onto the Edit All page for Series. [posted 20121114]

Added new editor privilege to Review Submitted Changes. Added listing of new editor privilege to the View Privileges page. [posted 20121115]

Added Review Submitted Changes page to the editor menu for those editors with privileges to access the page. It is a "list, review, and approve" page for all submitted changes to the data from users. [posted 20121115]

Improved sorting by Object Title on the My Open Tasks and Submitted Changes pages for editors when viewing Issues, Issue Images, and Content Items. The sorting now accounts for different Series of the same name and sorts Issues within the same Series by the ordering of the Issues in the Series. [posted 20121117]

Add the flag for the country of the Publisher to the display for each Issue Image Open Task row on the My Open Tasks page. [posted 20121117]

Added new column to the Users table for handling public access to editing tools for logged in users. Note, this is outside the access to editor privileges. [posted 20121119]

Add Task Notes area to editor tool for Issue Images when the volunteer editor has access to My Open Tasks and the Issue Image is marked for deletion externally. [posted 20121128]

Added automatic resolve of any Open Task for Issue Image when volunteer editor edits the details of an Issue Image and clears any existing marking for deletion externally. [posted 20121128]

Added counts from Issues to display when viewing Issue Images on the My Open Tasks page. [posted 20121128]

Corrected sorting by Series Name on the My Open Tasks page when displaying Series, Issues, Issue Images, and Content Items. [posted 20121129]

Corrected bug where when editing the Price for an Issue, only one Open Task on the Issue's Price would be automatically resolved. Site now correctly resolves automatically all Open Tasks for the Issue's Price. [posted 20121202]

Added new selection when notating an Issue Image for "Markings on Original Cover". [posted 20121203]

Added many missing interface labels used to auto-generate display content in some of the editor management pages. [posted 20121203]

Integrated Object, Attribute, and Action columns into a single column of display on the My Changed Objects page. Added "Name" column to the display of this page for easier identification by the volunteer editor. [posted 20121203]

Corrected bug during import processing in which extraneous tasks are generated when cascading external deletion flags. [posted 20121205]

Cleared out all extraneous tasks that were automatically generated errneously during imports due while cascading external deletion flags. [posted 20121205]

Corrected bug wherein the flagging for deletion using the editor tools was not cascading through the data hierarchy correctly (e.g. deleting a Series was not deleting the Issues in the Series). [posted 20121205]

Updated the My Open Tasks page for editors to display the country of the parent Publisher for any type of data being displayed. [posted 20121206]

Corrected bug on the My Open Tasks and Submitted Changes pages for editors when Publishers are displayed wherein the Indicia Count was not displaying correctly. [posted 20121206]

Removed all extraneous and redundant "note:" lines of text for existing Tasks, both in the Automatic Creation Notes and Automatic Resolution Notes. [posted 20121207]

Modified code throughout site to no longer insert "note:" lines of text for Tasks, both in the Automatic Creation Notes and Automatic Resolution Notes. [posted 20121207]

Updated import routines for integrating changes from the Change Log to respect the acceptance and rejection of individual changes entered in the log. [posted 20121207]

Added red background display of individual Issue Numbers on the Series Detail, List Issues page for editors with access to Delete Issues and Tasks, only for those Issues that have been externally marked for deletion and have an Open Task for the deletion to be reviewed. [posted 20121208]

Added "Delete Many" page for Issues in a Series accessible from the Series Detail, List Issues page. This is all of the Issues and Variants in the Series listed in a display format with checkboxes to delete as many Issues as desired at one time with the submission of the page form. Issues that have been externally marked for deletion and have Open Tasks for the deletion to be reviewed have the Issue Number and Content Items Counts column highlighted in red and the checkboxes are defaulted to checked when the page is displayed. [posted 20121209]

Added currency formats for the Austrian Schilling ATS, Tunisian Dinar TND, Morroccan Dirham MAD, and Brazilian New Cruzado BRN. [posted 20121210]

Corrected the default listing of Publishers (by first letter) to properly determine the first letter of the current Publisher on all Move and Move Up tools for editors. [posted 20121211]

Added "editor preference" tracking to the editor Move Up tool for Issue Images. The last Publisher and last Series that was selected with the tool is now remembered during the current browser session and selected by default on the subsequent opening of the tool. [posted 20121212]

Automatically set the focus in the interface of the editor's Move Up tool for Issue Images to the Issue selection item. [posted 20121213]

Expanding "first letter" selections of Publishers on all Move and Move Up tools for editors. Added "outside standard letter" range options and sectioned off letters 'a', 'c', and 's'. [posted 20121214]

Automatically set the focus in the interface of all editor Move and Move Up tools containing Series and Publishers. [posted 20121217]

Implemented editor preferences in all editor Move and Move Up tools containing Series and Publishers. Distinct memory of Publishers and Series, even distinct memory of Series in Moves and Series within Publishers in a Move Up. [posted 20121217]

Added Move Up tool for Brand Images. New editor tool is on the Brand Detail page. [posted 20121218]

Added "date accepted" column to the Editor Change Log table for tracking exactly when changes have been accepted in the data. [posted 20121226]

Added access for logged in users to change Issue's ISBN and Indicia Frequency data from the Issue Detail page. Pending changes are shown next to each data item using the "Submitted Change Pending" icon. Restricted changes to data with a Submitted Change that is pending to only the original user that submitted the change or to editors. [posted 20121226]

Updated editor tools to show any Submitted Change data that is pending approval. [posted 20121226]

Updated the editor's Review Submitted Changes page to handle approves/rejects on Submitted Changes that are pending. [posted 20121226]

Added Submitted Change icon to the Icons Legends page for Users (Account Holders). [posted 20121226]

Reorganized pulling of Submitted Changes on the Issue Detail page so it could be easily added to the Cover Detail page. Added all new user editing and editor reviewing tools to the Cover Detail page. [posted 20121226]

Added support for Users (Account Holder) editing of UPC/EANs within Issues. [posted 20121227]

Upgraded and improved admin views of users and editors within the site. [posted 20121228]

Added support for Users (Account Holder) editing of Page Counts within Issues. [posted 20121228]

Added support for editors to Move, Move Up, and Delete Issue Images from Issues that have already been deleted. [posted 20121228]

Added currency formats for the Dutch Guilder NLG, Australian Pound AUP, a modified Australian Pound for Pence AUQ, Luxemburg Franc LUF, and the Czech Koruna CZK. [posted 20121229]

Modified the display of all currencies for all countries using the Euro to now display the sourcing country abbreviation after the currency code (e.g. 'EUR (FR)' for the Euro in France). Too many comics are priced separately per country using the Euro to have forced this as a needed feature. [posted 20121229]

Added support for Users (Account Holder) editing of Brands within Issues. [posted 20121229]

Updated deletion of Issues to automatically resolve any Open Tasks for Content Items within the Issue being deleted. [posted 20121229]

Ran routine to update all existing Open Tasks for Content Items to resolved if Issue containing the Content Item was already deleted. [posted 20121229]

Created Issues Extras table in secondary database cluster server for storing secondary information about Issues. [posted 20121230]

Added generic Editor Tools Interface library for separating interface from code within the site for editor tools. [posted 20130102]

Added Issue selection with full hierarchy interface object to new Editor Tools Interface library. [posted 20130102]

Added admin interface for setting Forwarding Issues, including the automation of updating My Collection entries for new Forwarding Issues data that is set. [posted 20130102]

Added Move Up editor tool for Content Items. This now allows a Content Item to be moved to any Issue within any Series within any Publisher. [posted 20130103]

Moved all Issue level editor tools from the header area on the Issue Detail page to being under a single tools rollover menu on the left side of the header area. [posted 20130104]

Moved the tools menu for each Issue Image on the Issue Detail page to now be activated for the rollover menu by merely rolling over an Issue Image directly. Setup interface to dim the Issue Image while access to the rollover menu is available during the rollover. [posted 20130104]

Update Help page for Login and Logout to include documentation for the contextual login and logout functionality available on every page of the XOWComics.com site. [posted 20130104]

Added Issue selection within Series interface object to Editor Tools Interface library. [posted 20130105]

Modified existing editor Cover Move tool to use new Editor Tools Interface library object, thereby reduced a significant amount of code. [posted 20130105]

Added editor tool to Move DCBs using the new Editor Tool Interface library object for selecting an Issue in a Series. [posted 20130105]

Added editor tool to Move Up DCBs using the new Editor Tool Interface library object for selecting an Issue in the data hierarchy. [posted 20130105]

Correct problem with undimming Issue Image after using one of the tools in the rollover menus accessible within the Issue Image. [posted 20130106]

Added support for Users (Account Holder) editing of Volumes within Issues. [posted 20130108]

Created Series Extras table in secondary database cluster server for storing secondary information about Series. [posted 20130109]

Added automatic forwarding handler on the Issue Detail page for Issues that have been set to forward to a different Issue. [posted 20130109]

Moved editor tools on the Series Detail page under tools rollover menu in the header of the detail area. [posted 20130111]

Added editor tools on the Series Detail page to set the Series Forwarding, Series Continued From, and Series Continued In values. [posted 20130111]

Added automatic forwarding handler on the Series Detail page for Series that have been set to forward to a different Series. [posted 20130111]

Added display as links of the Continued From and Continued In values for a Series on the Series Detail page. [posted 20130112]

Corrected bug in which the setting of the first and last Issue within a Series was incorrectly including Variants when determined the ordering of Issues. [posted 20130112]

Moved all Content Item editor tools into rollover "gear" menus to simplify interface. [posted 20130114]

Added display of Content Items Counts from the base Issue when showing a Variant Issue on the Issue Detail page. [posted 20130129]

When showing a Variant Issue on the Issue Detail, List Content Items page, all Content Items from the "base issue" are now displayed. The only exception to this is any Content Items of type 'cover' from the 'base issue' if the displayed Variant Issue already has one or more Content Items of type 'cover'. [posted 20130129]

When selecting a Content Item to link an Issue Image to using the editor tools, all Content Items from the 'base issue" are now available for linking when currently working within a Variant Issue. The only exception to this is any Content Items of type 'cover' from the 'base issue' if the displayed Variant Issue already has one or more Content Items of type 'cover'. [posted 20130129]

Added support for Users (Account Holder) editing of Editors within Issues. [posted 20130129]

Added support for Users (Account Holder) editing of Notes within Issues. [posted 20130130]

Added support to existing REMS Management System to now handle different page types. Existing functionality upgraded to support new functionality. [posted 20130130]

Updated all existing REMS Pages previously retrieved to now have a proper REMS Page Type set for the data. [posted 20130130]

Added support for Users (Account Holders) editing of Indicia Publishers within Issues. [posted 20130131]

Updated REMS Management System to handle external changes listings. This includes the retrieval, storage, tracking, and parsing of the external changes listings. [posted 20130207]

Updated REMS Management System to handle additional external image types. Specifically, this in the retrieval, storage, and linking of the external images. [posted 20130207]

Updated display of Brands and Brand Images throughout the site to support larger range of Brand Image sources. [posted 20130207]

Added comprehensive list of adult terms to the stop words for searching. The progressive addition of more adult content has required steps to be taken to try to adequately protect viewers of all ages and maturity using the site. [posted 20130209]

Created new schema for the stop words used in the site so the data will be available within the code as data and not just the advanced search engine. Loaded all existing stop words into the data schema for use by new, core libraries. [posted 20130210]

Added flags to both Series and Issues for indicating "adult" content. [posted 20130211]

Built and ran admin routines to initially populate new "adult content" flags for Series and Issues. Worked against new listing of adult terms to initially set these new flags. [posted 20130212]

Updated core page display routines to now include special handling for "adult" content. [posted 20130212]

Updated all Series Detail and Issue Detail pages to respect "adult" flags for sourcing and displaying content. [posted 20130212]

Update all data import routines to scan content for "adult" terms and set the "adult" flags for Series and Issues for new data. [posted 20130212]

Added support for Brand Images on the My Open Tasks and My Resolved Tasks pages for editors. [posted 20130213]

Added Brand Image highlighting on the Brand Detail page when navigating from the My Open Tasks or My Resolved Tasks page for editors. [posted 20130213]

Added automatic scrolling to Content Item being worked with when it is added, cloned, or moved with any of the editor tools. Forced open disclosure on the Content Item also after one of these editor tools has been used. [posted 20130215]

Forced the disclosure widgets to be closed initially for the Detail and Issue Images areas on the Content Items sorting page for editors. [posted 20130215]

Corrected bug with maintaining the display type in the links of the Series Continuance values in the detail area of the Series Detail page. [posted 20130217]

Corrected bug with the parsing of titles for newly imported external images. The full title was not being fully decoded for HTML entities. Ran routine to correct previously pulled data for this mistake. [posted 20130218]

Corrected bug with the linking to the base Issue from the Content Item links in the detail area on the Issue Detail page wherein the link was to the Issue Variant and not the base Issue. [posted 20130223]

Corrected bug wherein the Move editor tool for Content Items did not allow access to the tool when within a variant Issue. [posted 20130225]

Removed editor tools for Move, Move Up, and Delete of Content Items for Content Items being displayed from the base Issue when viewing a variant Issue. This makes it a little cleared that changes here affect more than just the variant Issue being viewed. [posted 20130225]

Corrected bug with the Clone editor tool for Content Items not showing variant Issues in a Series in the selection interface for selecting the destination for moving the newly cloned Content Item. [posted 20130225]

Corrected bug in the detail area of the Issue Detail page in which the DCBs and Variants areas were not enclosed within the disclosure widget control for the entire detail area. [posted 20130225]

Added support for Users (Account Holders) editing of Publication Dates within Issues. [posted 20130226]

Added support for Users (Account Holders) editing of Variant Names within Issues. [posted 20130226]

Added "Needs Cropping" as selectable option for Issue Image Notations. [posted 20130226]

Added support for Users (Account Holders) editing of (Issue) Numbers within Issues. [posted 20130227]

Changed sorting by Counts on My Open Tasks page for editors when viewing Issue Images to work only on "has/has not" Content Items of type "cover". [posted 20130228]

Dropped all support for Series Classifications (features never fully implemented in site, anyways). This involves dropping all data structure for it, updating data importing routines, and updating all core Series row creation routines.

Added minimal support for new columns within Series for future data expansion.

January thru March, 2013

after posting v1.5.8

Updated core image used by Facebook. [posted 20130314]

Corrected bug with invalid column values when adding Issues using the Add Many Issues editor tool. [posted 20130319]

April thru June, 2013

all within v1.5.8

Updated "continued" links on the Series Detail page to include the display of the years range for Series. [posted 20130403]

Updated for routine for creating Issue Images to set default values into the position and attributes. [posted 20130404]

Updated trigger for setting sort code of new Issues to handle separate conditions for whether the newly inserted Issues is or is not a Variant. [posted 20130430]

Added country flags with Publisher Name in search results for listing Issues and for search results of "Everything". [posted 20130430]

Removed "title type" from Object Title column when displaying Issue Images on the Review Submitted Changes page. [posted 20130501]

Added the counts for the enclosing Issues in the counts column for Issue Images and Content Items on the Review Submitted Changes page. [posted 20130502]

Added display of Variant Name to the Object Title column for Issues, Issue Images, and Contents Items on the Review Submitted Changes page. [posted 20130502]

Update the sorting on the editor page for Reviewing Submitted Changes. Now used the "sort name" when sorting by the "object name" when viewing Series, Issues, Content Items, or Issue Images. [posted 20130517]

Update the display on the editor page for Reviewing Submitted Changes. Country flags have been added for each returned item in the listing, the country flag corresponding to the parent Publisher of the item being displayed. [posted 20130517]

July thru September, 2013

all within v1.5.8

Updated data for external Issue Images that had been brought into the site and did not have a default Position set. Set these rows only to Cover, Front. [posted 20130813]

Added secondary sorting to all Publisher Detail, Series Listing displays to use the Year Began for a Series after the Series Name in the display. Same secondary sorting applied when display results of a search by Series Name. This makes certain Series with the same name in a listing are displayed in chronological order for convenience. [posted 20130817]

Added direct display support of multiple DCBs within an Issue on the Series Detail, Issues Listing page when (an editor with access) is using the DCBs View. Now displays a separate line for each DCB within an Issue if there are multiple DCBs in an Issue. [posted 20130822]

Added admin page to display Issues which have DCBs and no Issue Images. [posted 20130827]

Updated row level editor tools on Detail pages for Publishers, Brand, and Indicia Publishers, moving all of them into a single rollover menu for volunteer editors. [posted 20130911]

Added Admin page for more directly managing Delete actions of Issue Images by Editors. New Admin page allows for full viewing, sorting, listing, etc., along with automatically removing the default acceptance of an Issue Image Delete action from an Editor, thereby reversing the action. [posted 20130913]

Corrected by in the adult keyword scanning routines that made it case sensitive. Reran the automated scan of all existing data for the adult keywords to catch all matches without being case sensitive. [posted 20130916]

Update core page layouts in site to clearly reflect age restricted material that may be displayed within the data of individual pages, controlled by the "Age Restriction" flags within the data itself. [posted 20130923]

Added "Age Restriction Override" flags for Series and Issues to permanently set and clear the "Age Restriction" flag for individual Series and Issues. Added Editor Tools to manage the setting and clearing of these flags. [posted 20130923]

Added icon indicator for individual Issues in the Listing Area of the Series Detail, Issues Listing page (in the Content Items column) to show Issues that are flagged for Age Restricted material. [posted 20130927]

Updated all "series listings" within the site to include the age restriction icon in the listing area for each item, as applicable, to the right of the Series Name. This includes search results, Browse by Series, and Publisher Detail, Series Listing pages. [posted 20130929]

Updated all "issues listings" within the site to include the age restriction icon in the listing for each item, as applicable, to the right of the Content Items Counts. This includes search results pages, Browse by Issues pages, Publisher Detail, Issues Listing pages, Brand Detail, Issues Listing pages, Indicia Publisher Detail, and Issues Listing pages. [posted 20130929]

Added variant name to listing on My Open Tasks page for editors to include the Variant Name, as applicable, for Issues, Issue Images, and Content Items. [posted 20130929]

October thru December, 2013

all within v1.5.8

Added external links as an editor feature on the Series Detail page in the rollover tools menu. [posted 20131002]

Added Group Edit tool to the Series Detail, List Issues page for the Age Restriction Override on Issues. [posted 20131006]

Added option in the editor tool for Age Restriction Override of a Series to cascade the value setting to all Issues in the Series automatically. [posted 20131007]

Updated all Publisher, Indicia Publisher, Brand, Series, and Issue page to display the "object name" in the window title before the "page type". [posted 20131010]

Add meta tags for page image URL to the core page template within the site to improve generic search engine indexing with the inclusion of the image. [posted 20131016]

Updated handling of meta page image URL value to be variable within the site. Add core code to handle setting of this value so it can vary across all pages in the site. [posted 20131016]

Update Image Detail and Issue Image Detail pages to set the meta page image URL to the first Issue Image Image of type 'cover'. [posted 20131016]

Added support for year and year range searching throughout all searches in the site. [posted 20131018]

Added indices for the Year Ended columns of the Brand, Indicia Publishers, and Series to increase speed of new year and year range searches. [posted 20131018]

Added drop shadow to enclosing border box for Issue Images in which an "extra large" version exists for viewing on the Issue Detail pages (note: only works with browsers compatible with the CSS3 specification). [posted 20131021]

Added support for single level folder organization of My Favorite Pages. Updated display of My Favorite Pages in the Navigation Bar to now handle the hierarchical display in the interface. [posted 20131026]

Corrected many layering, display, and linking errors with new hierarchical display of My Favorite Pages rollover menu. Fully updated MLDDM to a completely custom installation, removing all need for JavaScript from the library. [posted 20131101]

Update all search result pages to go directly to the Detail Page of the item found when only one (1) item is found from the search, thereby skipping the search result listing page. [posted 20131104]

Added My Search Options page under the My Acount Preferences page for holding search options being added to the site for users logged into their XOWComics.com account. [posted 20131107]

Added support for Default Search Field on the new My Search Options page. This sets the default field to be selected in the search interface used throughout the site when a user is logged into their XOWComics.com account. [posted 20131107]

Migrated the Editor menu in the Main Navigation Bar from the old SDDM module of code to the new MLDDM module of code. [posted 20131108]

Organized the vast majority of account specific pages into a new 'my' directory at the root of the site. [posted 20131108]

Add flag image for country into every country selection within the site (e.g. editor tools, like for selecting the Country for a Publisher). [posted 20131110]

Converted all rollover menus in navigation bar from older SDDM code module to new MLDDM code module. [posted 20131113]

Added "source country" interface for searching into main navigation bar (awaiting further development to fully enable the country filter options on searching). [posted 20131113]

Enabled selection of Country from the Main Navigation Bar for searches. [posted 20131204]

Added "Default Search Country" to the My Search Options page for all accounts. The Default Search Country is the Country selected for restricting all searches when logged into an account. [posted 20131204]

Added full support for searching with a Country selected. All searches throughout the site can now be restricted by a selected Country for searching. Obviously, all defaults for Country selected are "All Countries", the same as the site has always worked previously. [posted 20131204]

Added support for Country in searches to the Search History rollover menu when logged into an account. The Country used for a search is shown by the flag for the Country in the rollover menu. [posted 20131204]

Added support for Country in searches to the My Search History page. The Country used for a search is shown by the flag for the Country for each search line shown on the page. [posted 20131204]

Added support for custom Apple Safari site image within the site. [posted 20131204]

Corrected logged error of bug relating to parameter fetching when prefilling uploaded DCBs into a Series. [posted 20131204]

Added full support for "digital edition" settings for Issue Images. This includes adding storage for the data, updating all core routines to work with it, updating the display of Issue Images to include this new attribute, and all Issue Image uploaders to allow setting and managing this new attribute. [posted 20131205]

Corrected bug with the page selection interface window not working correctly on the "changed objects" pages for editors. [posted 20131205]

Corrected bug with the incorrect initial display of the UN flag when All Countries is selected with the Search within Country interface. [posted 20131206]

Add "Average Horizontal Pixels" storage for all DCBs. Updated all editor tools for DCBs to support the new attribute. [posted 20131206]

Added folder and submenu images to the Favorite Page rollover menu for applicable menu items. [posted 20131207]

Converted all SDDM module usage on the Issue Detail and Issue Image Detail pages to use the new MLDDM module for rollover menus. [posted 20131208]

Converted all SDDM module usage in pagination bars throughout the site to use the new MLDDM module for rollover menus. [posted 20131209]

Finished converting last usages of the SDDM module to the new MLDDM module. [posted 20131209]

Completely removed the SDDM module from the site. This increases performance within the end browser by obviating the need for background JS traps and global storage. [posted 20131209]

Made the Help page for the Data Structure a group of pages for each "object" in the site. Added section for Issue Images help within the Data Structure. [posted 20131213]

Corrected bug where the Issue Image Detail page did not have the current Issue checked in the rollover menu for navigating between Issues in the Series. [posted 20131214]

Added vertical spacing to the opening of a MLDDM object so rollover menus no longer completely cover the originating user interface object. [posted 20131217]

Corrected bug where the root search page was never loaded if logged into an account. [posted 20131217]

Add Country filtering text and image to the parsed search string information displayed on search result pages. [posted 20131217]

Added two (2) new Publication Types throughout the site: "Hardcover" and "Trade Paperback". Added special notes to listing pages for searching and browsing displayed when either of these Publication Types is chosen to indicate data is slowly being migrated from "Comic Books". [posted 20131217]

Added support for Titles for Issues, a textual title applied for an Issue basically. Updated Help page, Edit All page, Editor tools, and User Edit tools to fully support this new column throughout the site and all of the functionalities within the site. [posted 20131219]

Added the data from ISBN, UPC/EAN, Editor, Title, Variant Name, and Notes in Issues to Search Everything. [posted 20131219]

Ran update SQL to complete adding ISBN, UPC/EAN, Editor, Title, Variant Name, and Notes in Issues to Search Everything. [posted 20131220]

Added new Format columns within Series for Color, Dimensions, Paper Stock, Binding, and Publishing Format; relabeled the existing Format column to Format Notes in the interface. Grouped all of these columns together with the Publication Type column into a "Format" area under a disclosure widget in the interface on all Series Detail and Issue Detail pages. [posted 20131223]

Added the data from Color, Dimensions, Paper Stock, Binding, Publishing Format, Format Notes, and Notes in Series to Search Everything. [posted 20131224]

Ran update SQL to complete adding Color, Dimensions, Paper Stock, Binding, Publishing Format, Format Notes, and Notes in Series to Search Everything. [posted 20131225]

Added checkbox option to all Editor Move and Move Up interfaces to "stay on current page". [posted 20131226]

Added "source country" interface for browsing into main navigation bar. [posted 20131228]

Enabled selection of Country from the Main Navigation Bar for browsing. [posted 20131228]

Added "Default Search Country" to the My Navigation Options page for all accounts. The Default Brwose Country is the Country selected for restricting all browsing when logged into an account. [posted 20131228]

Added full support for browing with a Country selected. All browsing throughout the site can now be restricted by a selected Country for items listed. Obviously, all defaults for Country selected are "All Countries", the same as the site has always worked previously. [posted 20131228]

Expanded searching with an Issue Number (typed entry after a pund '#' sign) to allow for special characters to be entered along with a few common letters ('v' and 'n'). Searches that are not purely numeric are run now as "contains" searches and numeric only searches will find content in the Issue Number column that matches the full number; no longer is this an "exacts" match. [posted 20131229]

Modified import processing to respect the override settings for Series and Issues for Adult Content. [posted 20131229]



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