Is the search supposed to include the letter 'a'?


(Scott) #1

While doing a quick search here at the meta.discourse forums I noticed the search results included hits for the single letter A … is that normal, I thought the letter A is something not normally indexed in a search result.

I would have expected there to be more results too, if hits for A are normal.

Just curious, not a big deal :smile:


(Michael Downey) #2

Can you provide some specific steps to reproduce? I type “A” and “a” and then hit Enter in the search menu item but don’t get any results.


(Scott) #3

doh … I meant to include a screenshot sorry … here’s one.


(Dean Taylor) #4

This probably relates to “Stop Words” and full text searches
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.1/static/textsearch-dictionaries.html#TEXTSEARCH-STOPWORDS


(Jeff Atwood) #5

This might be a bug in the search highlighting code, somehow.