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
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.
10 years ago
filed bug 437250 for organizer search, since location bar is driven by different code. moving this bug from places to location bar.