I've just tested a bit and found that in my wiki (MediaWiki 1.16.2, PHP 5.3.5
(apache2handler), MySQL 5.5.8) I can search IP addresse with the dots/periods as
if the dots/periods were just any other letter (so I find all occurances of the
IP 126.96.36.199 or the IP-"beginning" 194.94.3).
Searching for words with dashes only works by putting the word inside " ".
For example searching for server-update finds all pages with either the word
server or the word update, whereas "server-update" finds only those pages with
the exact word server-update.
But all that is just the result of try-and-error and I'm sure that this list is
read by those people who know the wherefor-and-whys of mediawiki-programming. :-)
Am 17.03.2011 13:41 schrieb Tolliver:
I am having a problem with the Search feature. I have checked
Mediawiki.org's Archives, and found references to my problem, but no
The issue is with using dashes & periods; hence, searching for IP
addresses returns either nothing, or all instances of IP addresses,
depending on the syntax I use.
What is the proper syntax for searching when periods or dashes are included?