ApCoCoAWiki talk:Searching

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I was checking how "Search" works and tried "pov" without success. I tried with other keywords and it works fine (quotient, plot, basis,...).

Was I supposed to do something to index my "pov" entry?

Bigatti 10:42, 1 Jul 2005 (CEST)

The difference is, that plot, quotient and basis were mentioned in the title, but pov is not mentioned in the title "plotting order ideals". I would suspect that this is the problem, but i am not sure...

perhaps you can find some hints @ http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Search, but I haven't read it...

dheldt 14:19, 1 Jul 2005 (CEST)

Searching is usually done via an index table in the database. The table only indexes word with a certain length (usually 4+ charcaters), so "pov" might just be too short. We can check at some point what the minimum length for indexing is, so stay tuned.

Mabshoff 14:33, 1 Jul 2005 (CEST)

"Povray" is not found, too. although it's longer than "plot" and contained in the article. this strictly indicates, that only the titles were searched..

dheldt 14:45, 1 Jul 2005 (CEST)

"Povray" is not contained in that article, unless I'm completely blind. "POV-Ray" is in it, but the treatment of the "-" character by the search function is a little bit strange, I think all non-alphanumerical characters are simply ignored - try searching for "pov-dimensional" for example. Searching is done on the Wikitext (the stuff that you are editing) by MySQL and as Michael already said there is a minimum word length for this.

--Karsten 20:25, 1 Jul 2005 (CEST)