Re: [htdig3-dev] 3.1.5 -- wildcards not working?

Subject: Re: [htdig3-dev] 3.1.5 -- wildcards not working?
From: Geoff Hutchison (
Date: Sat Feb 26 2000 - 17:50:51 PST

At 8:27 PM -0500 2/26/00, Patrick wrote:
>I've been having a difficult time getting wildcards to work
>with 3.1.5. My configuration files are the same as with 3.1.4,
>and everything seems to work pretty much the same, other than
>the fact that I cannot get any query with a "*" in it to match

Hmm. Are you sure they're the same? What do you have for your
search_algorithm attribute? I'm assuming when you say "wildcard" you
mean "prefix matching," since something like pdf_p*er never has

>In fact, try it on the site and you'll see the same
>thing. (ex: htdi* returns no results) Anyone else have any
>luck, or can offer a tip/fix?

It never has worked on the site--the search_algoritms on
the site are set to be endings and synonyms. For any sort of
"wildcard" you'd need substring and/or prefix.

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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