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I have encountered a search issue which causes the terms to merge with other q2a sites.

Have a look at this,

I have first searched for the term Blobs on this site.

Later on when I went to search for Partition on systemrequest.net (which was build with q2a), i found that the term Blobs is also shown in the search list though I haven't searched for the term on the site.

And then when I return back to Q2A, I find both the terms: the one I searched on q2a and systemrequest being listed here too.

Is there something to do with the cookies?

Ansgar, Have you noticed this before?

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What you've observed is a browser feature called form autocompletion. I just checked and see the same behavior. For Firefox some details on autocompletion and how to handle it can be found here, I assume that similar documentation exists for other browsers as well.

Why the browser provides the same suggestions for both sites I do not know. I would have expected the suggestions to be discriminated by site, but that doesn't appear to be the case. Instead browsers seem to resort to "educated guesses" when identifying a form field. Presumably the same software (and thus very similar page structures) being used on both sites makes the browser recognize the search form on both sites as the same.

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great. Thank you for the info.

However, a possible solution that I tried was to change all functions and classes from "qa" to "pc" and the issue doesn't seem to occur anymore.
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I'm just speculating here, but if CSS class names are part of the browsers heuristics for identifying forms, changing class names could make the difference.
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