This question already has an answer here:
If you search for
is:answer you will get a list of answers:
However, if you search for
is:answer closed:no then you get a list of questions:
is:answer should only return answers.
is:answer flag should take priority, and anything related to the question should be inherited from the parent question (like using
question_id field for answers in the API). This way we could, for instance, search for accepted answers on open questions that have a score of less than 0. This currently returns nothing while removing the question-related
closed:no will provide us with what we want.