[pmwiki-users] search bug in pmwiki-2.1.3

slonik.az at gmail.com slonik.az at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 13:33:41 CST 2006

I discovered a strange bug in pmwiki-2.3.1 that can be reproduced as follows:

Step 1:  open http://www.pmwiki.org

Step 2: in the search window type a single search term:  !sswb
and hit enter. No results found.

Step 3: In the search field type two search terms: !sswb !meeting
and hit enter. Now you see Test/SSWB page found.

This is a manifistation of a bug in pmwiki search that, I beleive, was
introduced sometime after pmwiki-2.1beta23 (beta23 works for me as
expected). Two search terms are implicitly connected by "AND"
operation and, therefore, adding more terms to a search cannot lead to
more pages found.  Exclamation sign "!" used in search terms is a
standard way to tell PMwiki to limit search to Category keywords.

Best Regards,

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