[Mediawiki-l] Wildcard Search Fail

Alexis Moinet alexis.moinet at umons.ac.be
Thu Jun 3 12:10:29 UTC 2010


I'd guess it's due to the "less than 4 letters search fail". Mysql is often configured to ignore search with less than 4 letters and you must change that parameter.

See : http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual_talk:Configuration_settings#using_search_for_a_3_letter_word

Alexis

Samuel Marchand wrote :
> Hello !
> 
> My problem is when I try to make a search with a wildcard, the search
> engine
> doesn't return me any page. For example, if I search "to*", the search
> engine 
> won't return me any solution, and I know "tools" page exists.
> 
> I've experimented the same problem on MediaWiki 1.16 beta1 and on 1.15.3,
> with
> and without semantic mediawiki enabled. I'm using IE8 (yes it's a shame,
> but the
> users are not interested in changing their habits...) on WinXP, and my
> server is
> managed by XAMPP 1.7.2.
> 
> Could you explain me what could be the origin of tthe problem, so I could
> correct it ?
> 
> Regards




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