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What is the difference between livesearch/autocomplete and search button?

asked 2013-12-16 11:29:48 -0600

jeffmad gravatar image

updated 2013-12-16 11:34:27 -0600

I noticed a difference when searching. On askbot.com, if I search for "zurb" then no results come up in live search / autocomplete. If instead I click the search button, 4-5 results are found. The difference seems to be that when you click the search button, the answer text is searched and the results are properly surfaced. The livesearch/autocomplete search seems only to use tags and question text.

Is there a reason for this (performance?) or is it an oversight

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answered 2013-12-16 14:28:35 -0600

Evgeny gravatar image

The difference is that autocomplete returns only title matches, while the button starts full text search in the body of questions/answers and comments (this might change, for example we could remove the comment search.

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Last updated: Dec 16 '13