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Bug 346 - 'Go' results are unexpectedly case sensitive
'Go' results are unexpectedly case sensitive
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 8036 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-09-03 03:25 UTC by Timwi
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Timwi 2004-09-03 03:25:32 UTC
Originally submitted by Nobody/Anonymous - nobody  2003-07-14 21:45

If you search for newton-verfahren in the german
Wikipedia you get the article about
Hare-Niemeyer-Verfahren, even there is a redirect from
Newton-Verfahren to Newtonsches Näherungsverfahren. If
you type the search with capital letters:
Newton-Verfahren you are redirected to the right article.

------------------------- Additional comments ------------------------
Date: 2003-08-12 07:11
Sender: SF user vibber

_Search_ is case-insensitive. _Go_ is case sensitive, and if
it doesn't find an exact case match, the fallback search
often doesn't come up with the same result as would have a
case-insensitive exact match.

This does cause some confusion, and it should handle itself
a little better.
Date: 2003-09-11 21:28
Sender: SF user chrisseaton

This is just how go works - it's not a search engine - you
have to type the exact title in. We can't make it correct
the case for you, because "Red Dwarf", for example,
is a
different article to "Red dwarf".
Date: 2003-10-07 10:23
Sender: SF user a_engels

For the case mentioned here, I think the solution would be to 
make the default search when 'Go' fails an "AND" rather
an "OR" search. This has of course the disadvantage
that it
might take extra searching. Even better would be a 'valued' 
search, where something comes higher in the search results 
when it is closer to the searched term (e.g., when searching 
for 3 words, first give the hits on all words, then those on 2, 
and finally those on one)

Date: 2004-08-10 07:43
Sender: SF user jeluf

'go' shows a list of different hits if there is no exact
hit. This is still case-sensitive, but better than sending
users to a completely unrelated article.
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-11-25 23:04:14 UTC
*** Bug 8036 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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