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If we include the + character when performing a search on any Stack Exchange site, all results contain lots of … characters ( encoded in HTML)

It seems to be finding lots of matches, because there are several tags like <span class="search-highlight"></span> without text inside.

Here is an screenshot:

Search bug

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Browser bug, maybe? Firefox 3.0.6 and Chrome 11.0.696.48 show as desired. –  Gilles Apr 15 '11 at 22:12
    
@Gilles I'm using Firefox 4 –  Oscar Mederos Apr 15 '11 at 22:21

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This will be fixed in the next build...we strip the + out, but it wasn't correctly ignoring the now-empty search term after that, and producing an invalid search pattern as a result.

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