Stephen Church of Analytica Japan asked:
> I am a non-IT end-user of HT DIG search software 3.1.6 installled by my
> Japanese IT specialist last week. There is a database of 400 financial
> interviews including frequent use of the finance technical term M&A ie
> a non-standard ligature including the ampersand. From the HT DIG
> website I understand that the ampersand, &, presents search problems
> and in fact Search "M&A" returns no matches. Is there a simple solution
> to this problem?
You have two problems:
1) including "&" in indexed words. Easily achieved:
1.1) remove it from the valid_punctuation config attribute;
1.2) add it to the extra_word_characters attribute
2) the (deprecated) special use of "&" in forms submitted with
Try setting your cgi-bin directory to allow POST and changing
the method declaration in your form - see
rewrite the words field to replace "&" with "%26" on
submission. Other and better thoughts may be available.
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