Last modified: 2005-04-10 00:15:35 UTC
To reproduce this 'bug':
- visit URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
- in search field enter:
(including double-quotation marks ... BTW foo is actually a legitimate,
existing article on wiki)
- press enter
- delivered to URL:
- Delivered to 'Search results - No page with that title exists' page:
(Note that searching on:
[i.e. without the double-quotation marks] gives the 'correct', expected behaviour)
- it seems that double-quoatation marks are being mishandled in search?
- maybe a bug, maybe not a bug .... but failing to locate "foo" is not what
I would consider 'expected benaviour'
- good or bad google has defined what is search, and the syntax as well
- suggest that google's method of handling of double-quotation marks be
considered and adopted
- unless it's possible that
might be different articles? I'm not familiar with the rules of
nomenclature for wiki article names.
(Thanks for wiki folks! - If needed I can be emailed at freeman_once att reazon
dott dyndnz dott org ... use letter 'esss' instead of letter 'zeee')
I'd been intending to add this after some earlier search-related feedback but forgot
to check it in yet. Fixed now in CVS HEAD and REL1_4 and live on Wikimedia sites.
It is in fact possible for "foo" and Foo to be different pages. :) I've set it to try
trimming the quotes on a double-quoted term if the first set of checks don't find a
match. This seems to work reasonably well.