Talk:Wildcard Search Extension

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Updated version of th extension on MediaWiki site: --Anton 22:07, 2 October 2007 (JST)

Range out of order

I would love to try this extension but I get the following error message when I try a search

Warning: preg_replace() [function.preg-replace]: Compilation failed: range out of order in character class at offset 27 in /var/www/localhost/htdocs/mediawiki/includes/SearchEngine.php on line 188

I'm running the following versions on gentoo linux

  • MediaWiki: 1.8.3
  • PHP: 5.1.6-pl6-gentoo (apache2handler)
  • MySQL: 5.0.26-log

Any ideas?

-- answering my own question here - but I modified the legalSearchChars in the extension and it works the way I like now. I copied the line from SearchEngine.php and added +* to it.

Thanks for the framework!

The first time I tried this extension, it stopped all searches working on our site - after a little searching in the code for SearchEngine.php I noticed that the code in your extension has an error in it

  • your code: return "A-Za-z_'0-9¥¥x80-¥¥xFF¥¥-+*";
  • Mediawiki code: return "A-Za-z_'0-9\\x80-\\xFF\\-+*";

\\ has been converted to ¥¥ for some reason

As soon as I changed it in the extension, everything started working properly! Thanks for the work! Someone should change this in the article... --Sebastian.Dietrich 20:27, 2 March 2007 (JST)

does not work with preceding wildcards

unfortunately this extension does not work if the wildcard is preceded (e.g. searching for "*rabbi")

PHP Notice: Use of undefined constant

The following message can be found in error log of web server: "[Mon Oct 01 14:46:51 2007] [error] [client ...] PHP Notice: Use of undefined constant SearchMySQLwildcards - assumed 'SearchMySQLwildcards' in .../SearchMySQLwildcards.php on line 11, referer: ...". In order to solve the issue, replace

$wgSearchType = SearchMySQLwildcards;


$wgSearchType = 'SearchMySQLwildcards';

Anton 22:07, 1 October 2007 (JST)

Problems with MW 1.11

I can't get this one to work with the following configuration

  • MediaWiki: 1.11.0
  • PHP: 5.1.2 (apache2handler)
  • MySQL: 5.0.18

I just get a white screen. Any ideas? Anyone got it to work under 1.11? --Flominator 19:27, 2 October 2007 (JST)

Take a look at the error log of your web server (usually /var/log/httpd/error_log for Apache under Linux). Anton 19:31, 2 October 2007 (JST)
Awesome hint. Thank you very much. The error_log was at /var/log/apache2 and showed me my mistake. --Flominator 20:31, 2 October 2007 (JST)