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I was looking for this post, so I searched using user:me onbeforeunload (actually, I initially used user:me [jsf] onbeforeunload which didn't find anything). However it returns only one result. I am pretty certain that I've used that word in at least 10 posts.

I also get a single result when I search on user:me setdateheader. This should be at least 40 posts. The same for user:me setheader. This should be many more.

Where are those posts? Or were they considered duplicates in some way?

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As it were, search appears to treat x.y as a single word, so "onbeforeunload" doesn't match window.onbeforeunload. Or any similar construct, like response.setheader.

Unfortunately, there's no wildcard functionality (that I can find) for searching with normal terms rather than tags. This seems like something that should be addressed, as it inhibits the ability to search for methods and the like which are only contained in the code block.

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Ahhh, thank you! I however wonder if this is by design or not. If I recall correctly, the previous version of Search (over half a year ago or something) didn't consider x.y as a single word. –  BalusC May 26 '11 at 15:03
    
@Chichiray I don't know. I don't remember if this was how it always worked or not, but I don't often have to search for method stuff. –  Grace Note May 26 '11 at 15:04
    
After a thought, it makes somewhat sense to treat x.y as a single word. This way it's easier indexing/searching for abbreviations, specific methods, internet addresses and on. I'll just keep this "feature" in mind from now on. Thank you for answering :) –  BalusC May 26 '11 at 20:31

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