search bug [closed]

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ghostwriter
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search bug [closed]

Post by ghostwriter » Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:53 pm

Yo guys, I've only registered to submit you one bug:
I searched the anime Grappler Baki and seachrched for "Baki grappler", but I didn´t get any result
http://anidb.info/perl-bin/animedb.pl?s ... rch=search
Then, I switched the search from "baki grappler" to "grappler baki" and I get some results.
http://anidb.info/perl-bin/animedb.pl?s ... rch=search

From the way I see it, it should be unimportant in which order I write the words I want to search for? What do you think?

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Post by Raptor » Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:34 pm

actually this is a "feature" of the anidb search engine you will have to get used to it

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Post by exp » Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:36 pm

this is an implementation issue.
there is no full text index which is used for searches (the way a search engine would do it). but instead the string you enter is converted into a regular expression and is then used to filter the result list.

unfortunately that means that the ordering of words matters.
and it's not easy to change that, at least not without performance penalty.

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Post by ghostwriter » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:17 pm

all right.

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