[Mediawiki-l] searching page titles

Katharina Wolkwitz wolkwitz at fh-swf.de
Thu Jan 10 12:30:47 UTC 2008

Hi Charles,

if you install the wildcard-search-extension 
then you could (at least) search for foof* and thus find all your titles.

Good luck!


Herta Van den Eynde schrieb:
> On 10/01/2008, Charles Sprickman <spork at bway.net> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Need to get this one out, the other main complaint I'm seeing is that
>> searching page titles is somewhat weird.
>> The PHPWiki behavior allowed for partial matches.  For example, if I had
>> the following page titles in the wiki:
>> FooFoo
>> FooFooBar
>> FooFooBlah
>> FooFooArgh
>> And then I searched for "foof", I'd get title matches on all of the above.
>> The list would contain all of those and I could click on whichever I was
>> interested in.  We very, very regularly navigate around like this.
>> If I search on the same terms with the same pages available in mediawiki,
>> I get no page title matches, just full-text matches.
>> Is this the expected behavior?
>> Additionally, it seems like the search is not grabbing some of the new
>> pages we've added.  Have I missed a cron job or similar needed to keep the
>> search index up to date?
>> Thanks,
>> Charles
>> (last question for the night)
>> ___
>> Charles Sprickman
>> NetEng/SysAdmin
>> Bway.net - New York's Best Internet - www.bway.net
>> spork at bway.net - 212.655.9344
> Workaround for your search problem:
> Towards the bottom of the column on the left, you should find a link
> to 'Special pages'.  If you click that, you'll find "All pages" at the
> top of the list.  If you click that, you'll find a list of all pages
> in your wiki, which you can then search using your browser's search
> facility.
> If this is used heavily, you could add a link to "All pages" in your
> left hand side column.
> As to regular searches, "for reasons of efficiency and priority, very
> recent changes are not always immediately taken into account in
> searches."
> You can replace the default search engine if you want to.
> http://www.think-future.de/wiki/index.php?title=Google-Search
> describes an example.
> Kind regards,
> Herta
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