On Tue 23 Sep 2003, Earle Martin <openguides(a)downlode.org> wrote:
I've been wanting this for quite a while. However,
your point about yet
another syntax is why I mentioned Google style in the conversation - Google
lets you do advanced queries from the generic box, but gives you an advanced
search page as well. I'd like this format for search terms (where metadata1
and metadata2 are two arbitrary metadata types like locale and category):
term1 [metadata1]:term2 [metadata2]:"term3 term4"
Ah, yes, so like google you could search either by typing in the
individual boxes or by shortcutting to the syntax above.
However, since the new OG release "searches for
your terms not only
in the titles and bodies of the nodes, but also in the locales and
categories", I guess that makes this redundant.
I think the "one box" simple search approach is quite adequate at the
moment - does anyone have any evidence otherwise? ie, have you found
anomalous search results on any of the openguides installs that you
believe a more complicated search syntax would fix?
Regarding search more generally, I think that words typed into the
search box should default to an "AND" search, which I don't believe
they do at the moment.