properly support quotes (and commas?) in url bar autocomplete for tags

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Firefox
Address Bar
P3
normal
10 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: (not reading, please use seth@sspitzer.org instead), Unassigned)

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properly support quotes (and commas?) in url bar autocomplete (and organizer search) for tags

in bug #395452, beltzner writes:

I think that we should use "" marks as a way to let users tell us that they
want a space to be treated as part of the tag, or allow "," as a way of
expressing multiple tags.

So typing ...

 mozilla, schrep work    ---> searches for "mozilla" and "schrep work"
 mozilla "schrep work"   ---> searches for "mozilla" and "schrep work"
 mozilla schrep work     ---> searches for "mozilla" and "schrep" and "work"

in the same bug, faaborg writes:

I'm pretty sure the vast majority of users are not going to use any special
syntax while searching.  I wish I had specific data on the percent of google
searches that contain operators or quotation marks, I've heard that it is very
small.  I'm still in favor of allowing users to enter commas and quotation
marks to clearly differentiate search terms, but we shouldn't expect it.  For
instance:

User's tags:
-mozilla
-schrep
-mozilla schrep
-work
-schrep work

Query: mozilla schrep work
Result: matches all 5 tags

Query: mozilla, schrep, work
Result: matches 3 of 5 tags

Query: "mozilla schrep" work
Result: matches 2 of 5 tags

Comment 1

10 years ago
It would be nice if curly quotes like “” were also supported, so:
1. (assuming a good font is used) It may be easier to see if the wrong number of quotes was used;
2. One doesn’t have to replace them if accidentally used.

See also bug 202251 and bug 374795.
Blocks: 405745
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 3.1
filed bug 437250 for organizer search, since location bar is driven by different code. moving this bug from places to location bar.
Component: Places → Location Bar and Autocomplete
Priority: -- → P3
QA Contact: places → location.bar
Summary: properly support quotes (and commas?) in url bar autocomplete (and organizer search) for tags → properly support quotes (and commas?) in url bar autocomplete for tags
Target Milestone: Firefox 3.1 → ---
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