Last modified: 2006-12-27 02:31:39 UTC

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Bug 8397 - Enhancement of the Search Feature
Enhancement of the Search Feature
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Search (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-12-27 02:19 UTC by Olafur Waage
Modified: 2006-12-27 02:31 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Olafur Waage 2006-12-27 02:19:18 UTC
Ive seen it a lot recently that when i search for something i know is there but
don't know the name exactly i get a search result window.

In the example link the page i search for is "films recut by studio" when the
actual page title is "List of films recut by studio"

If the results haven't changed the actual page title link gets a 100% chance of
being what i need and the next item is 1,4% and not even closely related.

The idea or the question is to change the outcome if the results are blatantly
obvious, like this.
So if i had searched for this i would have gotten the page itself but if i
wanted something else i could have pressed the Search button itself, instead of
the Go which is the default action apparently.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-12-27 02:22:09 UTC
Seems like it already works, what's the question?

Resolving INVALID.
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-12-27 02:24:33 UTC
The suggestion appears to be that if there's one result that's a clear winner,
you should go straight to that page rather than displaying it on a
search-results page along with the million results that happen to have two words
in common with the search terms.  But only if you press "Go" rather than "Search".
Comment 3 Olafur Waage 2006-12-27 02:28:08 UTC
Yes :D Nice analogue, i was typing out one but you were quicker on it. I should
have worded it better
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2006-12-27 02:29:20 UTC
We definitely would not make that change, no.

"Clear winner" is in the eye of the beholder.
Comment 5 Olafur Waage 2006-12-27 02:31:16 UTC
True, thats why it was just a suggestion and a low priority :) Thanks

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