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Item5272: Search for words with "-" or "_"

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KinoSearch tries to split the single words from composed things. Thus it reads "something-combined-together" as three words: "something combined together". The same is true for combinations with underscore. Thus "something_with_underscore" will be treated as "something with underscore". This feature is extremely usefull, as you can search for the single words and need not know the complete word (Note: KinoSearch has no possibility to search with wildcards!). But of course you need to know about it (Perhaps I will add some words in the documentation). If you want so search for "something-combined-together", you need to search for "something combined together". If you add also the " to the search string, you are sure, that the three words are in that order one after the other.

Maybe, we can enhance the add-on, so that it changes queries with "-" or "_" to queries with spaces, but I am not so deep in the KinoSearch details. Perhaps there are more things to be considered.

-- TWiki:Main/MarkusHesse - 19 Jan 2008

Summary Search for words with "-" or "_"
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.MarkusHesse

SVN Range TWiki-4.3.0, Tue, 15 Jan 2008, build 16238
AppliesTo Extension
Component SearchEngineKinoSearchAddOn
Priority Enhancement
CurrentState New


TargetRelease n/a

Topic revision: r1 - 2008-01-19 - MarkusHesse
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