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Re: problems with "or"

From: rl <sincerely(at)>
Date: Thu Mar 11 1999 - 18:15:08 GMT
I think the "or" thing is a real problem... but how would we figure out
what's going on so whomever is developing the system can look into it? 


At 08:34 AM 3/10/99 -0500, Mark Gaulin wrote:
>That definitely does not sound right, but I am unable to reproduce
>it on my index. For your second, more complex query, what
>happens if you use ()'s to group it like this:
>(science or technology) and metaone=this and (metatwo=this or metatwo=that)
>Also note that you need to add the second "metatwo=" for the "that".
>At 11:29 PM 3/9/99 -0800, you wrote:
>>I've been having some problems with "or" in queries.
>>If I do a query for "science or technology" in my index, I get (say) 32
>>hits, but if I do a search for "technology or science", I then get another
>>number (say) 53 hits. This should never happen, right? 
>>Also, if I have a complex query using metatags like 
>>	science or technology and metaone=this and metatwo=this or that
>>this also doesn't work (no results, when I definitely should have some),
>>but if I do either:
>>	science or technology and metaone=this and metatwo=this 
>>	science or technology and metaone=this and metatwo=that
>>I do get results. 
>>I think this is a genuine bug... any idea what's going on? 
Received on Thu Mar 11 13:14:25 1999