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by filmo (Scribe)
on Nov 21, 2001 at 07:02 UTC ( #126717=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Here's a dumb question

Is there a way to do "exclusive " searches on perlmonks.com such as "DBI and XML" so that it only returns links with both "DBI" and "XML". As it is, it seems that all searches are "OR" based, which invariably returns too many irrelevant and useless links.

Perhaps I'm missing something real simple, but I didn't find an explaination of how the search engine on the site works anywhere.
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Re: site search
by Zecho (Hermit) on Nov 21, 2001 at 07:51 UTC
    hrmm.. I was gonna say RTFM, but as it's not obvious to the untrained eye.. try this secret spot
(tye)Re: site search
by tye (Sage) on Nov 21, 2001 at 20:40 UTC

    Note that the regular search sorts the items returned first by the number of links matched so that any items that mention both "DBI" and "XML" in the title are listed first, which kind of gives you the best of both types of searches in one (just wait those extra seconds and then ignore the rest of the list once you pass titles that have enough matches in them -- though Super Search is even better).

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