[Mediawiki-l] case insensitive searching?

Brion Vibber brion at pobox.com
Tue Feb 15 20:43:25 UTC 2005

Tor Kinlok wrote:
> On Feb 15, 2005, at 1:37 PM, Brion Vibber wrote:
>> There is no way to turn *on* case sensitivity for searches. The full
>> text search index is case insensitive.
> Then there's something very basic I'm not understanding.  On my site,
> and even on Wikipedia, if you search for something using the search box
> that can be found on the left of all the pages, the results are case
> sensitive.  Yes, it will ignore the case of the first letter in the
> query, but with the remaining letters, the case is important.  Is this
> something different from the "full text search index"?
> For instance, on wikipedia, a search for "Albert Einstein" takes you
> directly to his page, but "albert einstein" only works because of a
> redirect

You may be thinking of the "go" function, which takes you directly to an
exact-matching title if present, and then goes on to perform a search if
there is not an exact match.

-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
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