[Mediawiki-l] case insensitive Go-ing?

Tor Kinlok tor at superman.ws
Wed Feb 16 13:57:56 UTC 2005


So perhaps my original question was mis-worded.  The problem is that I 
don't want to have to write redirect pages for all of my entries, 
especially if various users are the ones who are going to be adding 
them.

Is there any way to have "Go" searching (not "Search" searchig) be 
case-insensitive?

On Feb 15, 2005, at 10:16 PM, Muke Tever wrote:

> Tor Kinlok <tor at superman.ws> wrote:
>> For instance, on wikipedia, a search for "Albert Einstein" takes you
>> directly to his page, but "albert einstein" only works because of a
>> redirect.  Or at least, that's what used to happen this morning.  On
>> just checking this, they seem to have (temporarly?) replaced their own
>> search function with google's.  On my site, try
>
> If there is a redirect sitting at [[albert einstein]] for whatever 
> reason--
> which on Wikipedia, there is--the "go" search will find it first.  
> It'll even
> find [[albert einstein]] if you search for "aLbErT eInStEiN".  That 
> is, the
> go search is case-insensitive, but if there are multiple matches, the 
> one it
> returns may not be the one you were looking for.  (It seems that if 
> you happen
> to hit upon the exact casing of an article title, it'll take you 
> straight to it.)
> For example, Wikipedia has full articles about "latex" (at [[Latex]]) 
> and
> "LaTeX" (at [[LaTeX]]).
>
> * go-searching for "latex" will take you to [[Latex]]
> * go-searching for "LATEX" will take you to [[Latex]]
> * go-searching for "lAtEx" will take you to [[Latex]], etc., but:
> * go-searching for "LaTeX" will take you to [[LaTeX]]
>
> When there's no ambiguity, case-insensitive search works just like you 
> might
> expect it to: go-searching for "LaTiN" will take you to [[Latin]].
>
> 	*Muke!
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