Sloppy search on Yahoo!'s World Cup site

Martin Belam  by Martin Belam, 23 June 2006

2 Comments

Looks like it's the quotes that upset their script, compare and contrast:

http://search.fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/bin/search/06/en/all?p=%22news%22
http://search.fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/bin/search/06/en/all?p=news

There's also some "lovely" HTML in there. Ok sure, legacy systems are always going to rear their ugly heads from time to time - but table cell backgrounds? That's pretty impressive.

;-)

I sent a link to this posting to a friend of mine who is in Information Retrieval. He also commented that the quotes are causing the grief. He points out that the search does work if you do it from yahoo.com

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