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How does search work?

Topics: Developer Forum, User Forum
Jul 28, 2008 at 9:32 PM
Edited Jul 28, 2008 at 9:37 PM
I was wondering if there was a detailed writeup anywhere on how flickr api works for searches (I know the flickr one). I have a textbox for Text and one for Tag. It appears that if both have data in them, only the Text is used. Also, comma delineation in Tag defaults to Or, although I saw there was a way to make it AND. Text defaults to AND and I found no way to make it OR. Does the flickr api interpret quotes properly to mean exactly this phrase? If a user enters "This OR That", is it smart enough to make that search appropriately?

It appears that sometimes things that aren't quite exact are returned, such as different capitalization, no space instead of a - (ie Twenty-three OR TwentyThree). Is there an * operator to mean either any letter here or any group of letters here? (ie Test* picks up Testing, Tests, Test, and others)

Thanks so much!
Jul 29, 2008 at 1:21 PM
I'm afraid there isn't really anything better than the one you already linked to.