Problem when certain characters are searched

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ssid
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Problem when certain characters are searched

Post by ssid » Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:26 pm

Search results are showing an unexpected behaviour when there are the odd individual characters involved. I’m using an extreme example below using "mark" with spaces between characters which is unlikely to happen but demonstrates the problem. It came to light when genuine user searches threw up weird results for certain combinations of characters.

eg.
m a r k

The search results come back fine, but when the FAQ entry is clicked on the result is unreadable with extra characters included on the page.

Below are 4 examples of phpmyfaq installs that show this behaviour. I noticed it in 2.8 so I upgraded to 2.9 but it’s still the same.

Is there a way to prevent this?

Many thanks.

http://ssid.sheffield.ac.uk/asksheffiel ... ht=m+a+r+k

https://xcmsonline.scripps.edu/faq/inde ... ht=m+a+r+k

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~itfaq/inde ... ht=m+a+r+k

http://www.ergoneers.com/faq/index.php? ... ht=m+a+r+k

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Re: Problem when certain characters are searched

Post by Thorsten » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:45 pm

Hi,

yes, it's a known issue which is fixed in the upcoming 2.9.6 release.

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