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What rules does the search index follow?

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Created On: 15 Oct 1998 1:26 pm
Last Edited: 11 Apr 2011 11:25 am

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The search indexing function follows specific rules, sometimes users need to know what they are.

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  1. The word must be greater than 2 characters in length to be indexed.
  2. Versions 4.0 and earlier: The first two characters must be letters or the word won't be indexed.
  3. Words with all caps are indexed separately than mixed/lower case words.
  4. All words are converted to lower case except for words that are all uppercase.
  5. HTML tags aren't indexed.
  6. Words that are longer than 48 characters are truncated.
  7. The following suffixes are stripped: ers, ing, ied, ies, ed, es, 's, er, e, s, y, '.
  8. Words are not searched on wild cards or partial matches (excepting #7 above).
  9. A number of common words are not indexed, the complete stopword list can be seen below. This list may be modified. See Can I Change the Search's Stopword List?.
  10. Since the May build of version 4.0, we now support and, or, not and parenthesised search expressions. You can use and, + or &, or or |, and not or ! or ~. You can also use "phrase..." for an exact phrase.


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