The navigation bar allows you to advance and go back through the search results one page at a time by using the PREV and NEXT buttons. The [PAGE1] button allows you to immediately return to the first page of the search results.
The results indicator shows which set of results you are viewing [1-10] for the page that is displayed. It also indicates how many rulings (records) were found to match your search. The time it took the search to execute, and the number of current users are also displayed.
At the top of the date column are two arrows, one pointing up, the other pointing down. By clicking on the [up] arrow, the results of your search will be ordered by date, the oldest listings appearing towards the top of the page. By clicking on the [down] arrow, the results of your search will be ordered by date, the most recent listings appearing towards the top of the page. The arrow that you clicked on will remain highlighted red to indicate which date order mode is selected.
At the top of the rank column is a downward pointing arrow. Click on this arrow to order the results of your search by rank, the highest ranking rulings appearing towards the top of the page. This order mode is active when the arrow is highlighted to red. This is the default setting for CROSS and also provides the quickest search response times. Note that date and rank order are mutually exclusive settings.
Rank - is a complex measure of the occurence of your search phrase against the number of times the word/phrase appears in your document and the total number of documents that are indexed. Frequently occuring words (such as "the", "this", etc.) are considered to be noise and are not helpful in determining rank. Less frequently occuring words are considered to have higher resolving power and are ranked higher.
Note: When choosing to order by rank or date, search results will continue to be presented based on the selected order until otherwise indicated or a new web browser session is initiated.
The ruling column displays the ruling (which is hyperlinked to allow it to be previewed) and a status icon (which is hyperlinked to allow the MS word document to be downloaded). Below the icon and ruling appear the ruling category (if designated in the ruling document). Below the category will appear any tariff numbers that are cited in the ruling document.
Ruling Status Icons
The ruling status icons shown below appear to the left of the ruling number in the ruling column, and provide a point to click on to download the ruling in MS word format. The color and alternative text of the icon indicate the status of the ruling which is summarized below:
- The blue icon (and alternative text) indicates that the ruling is neither revoked or modified by another ruling, however, it is possible that it may be revoking or modifying another ruling.
- The red icon (and alternative text) indicates that the ruling is revoked by another ruling.
- The yellow icon (and alternative text) indicates that the ruling is modified by another ruling.
Related Rulings Column
The Related column displays the relationship of rulings that are CROSS referenced with the ruling in the rulings column. This feature serves as a quick way to identify rulings in your search results that impact or are impacted by other rulings. The related rulings are hyperlinked and can be previewed if they are available in any of the collections. There are five possible categories of relationships that are summarized below:
References - the rulings listed under the references heading are mentioned one or more times in the ruling document that is displayed in the rulings column.
Revokes - the rulings listed under the revokes heading are revoked by the ruling document that is displayed in the rulings column.
Modifies - the rulings listed under the modifies heading are modified by the ruling document that is displayed in the rulings column.
Revoked by - the rulings listed under the revoked by heading are revoking the ruling document that is displayed in the rulings column.
Modified by - the rulings listed under the modified by heading are modifying the ruling document that is displayed in the rulings column.
Ruling preview page - Print Icon. Click on the print icon at the top of the ruling preview page to launch your "print dialog" window. Then click "OK" to print the ruling preview text in a better format. Note that images within the actual ruling will not be displayed unless you click on the to download the ruling to your desktop for later printing.
Keywords contained within a search are highlighted in the CROSS preview page to aid in scanning the document. After previewing a document utilizing highlighting, the document may be downloaded as a MS Word document by clicking on the MS Word icon .