Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#3173 new enhancement

Make query string transformation behave more to expectations

Reported by: stippi Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Applications/Tracker Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc: olive@…
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


Users will have build up some experience doing web searches. Therefore, the default/initial mode for Tracker queries should transform the input string in a way that aligns with the expectations built up from using Google and other search engines. To give an example: I knew I must have a song somewhere which contains the words "Love" and "Communication". Command-F > "Love Communication", but the search didn't return anything. The query string is as follows: (name=="*[lL][oO][vV][eE] [cC][oO][mM][mM][uU][nN][iI][cC][aA][tT][iI][oO][nN]*")

It should have been this of course:


And that even finds the song.

Also, as can be seen from the resulting query string, it's really expensive to make the query case insensitive. The FS query capabilities should be more targeted towards these real-world uses and have some in-built support for case-insensitive queries.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by karmak, 12 years ago

Cc: olive@… added
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