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As the title states. Unfortunately, I can't post an image right now to show what I mean.

Specifically, hyperlinks and images show as their HTML tags in the search results. Search "blue score" (no quotes) on Meta for an example of a question with an image.

I'm not sure what to do with hyperlinks, but images should probably be stripped down to a searchable marker that contains the image alt-text. Something like "[Image: image alt-text]".

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Probably [status-bydesign] – ChrisF Jan 7 '10 at 16:16
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Indeed, this is by design -- searching is done on the cooked HTML. Getting to the raw markdown would require an expensive join to the history table.

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The big issue is that whenever a question begins with an image or a hyperlink, the actual question text snippet is no longer visible in the search results listing because it's so long. Could we show more characters of the question preview? – Jon Seigel Jan 8 '10 at 2:15

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