[pmwiki-users] Search issue

R. D. Jones rjones at emich.edu
Thu Aug 25 10:22:05 CDT 2011

Thank you, Petko. That did it. I should have updated before I took up your time with this. 

R. D. Jones 

From: Petko Yotov <5ko <at> 5ko.fr> 
Subject: Re: Search issue 
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.web.wiki.pmwiki.user 
Date: 2011-08-25 13:28:14 GMT (1 hour and 47 minutes ago) 

>On Wednesday 24 August 2011 00:17:39, R. D. Jones wrote : 
>> I need some help understanding PmWiki search behavior. When entering 
>> "Main/" as the search term, the site search engine should return all the 
>> pages in the "Main" group, yes? 
>> On my Michigan transportation history site 
>> (http://www.michtranshist.info/) this is not happening. A search of 
>> "Main/" returns only about a quarter of the pages in the main group. See 
>> the comparison search, too. Every group search returns many fewer pages 
>> than are actually in the group. 
>It looks like a pagename filtering function is not working correctly. 
>It could be related to a RegExp trying to treat strings as UTF8, when the PHP 
>version doesn't fully support them. This was fixed in PmWiki version 2.2.30 -- 
>UTF-8 strings in the RegExp are now disabled by default, but can be enabled if 
>a wiki admin makes sure they will work on his server. 
>Could you install the latest PmWiki version and report if it still doesn't 
>work? The problem could also be elsewhere, but for the moment I couldn't 
>reproduce it on my own wikis. 
>P.S. FYI the search 
> Name=" Michigan" 
>doesn't mean anything for PmWiki, it is ignored and a search for "all pages" 
>is shown. PmWiki could understand lowercase name= rather than Name= , but a 
>page name couldn't be " Michigan" starting with a space so you're probably not 
>searching for what you want. 

What I wanted was a list of all pages so as to show the problem. 
thanks, again. 
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