As suggested in an answer to one of my questions, I request that the title: search option be more limited in scope, which I think would make the semantics more intuitive.

Currently, this operator will restrict all search terms to the question. According to the documentation for the search options:

The above options can be freely combined in any order with the exception of title: and body:, these will operate on all following terms

For example, if I were to search for...

  • +parse +html +regex
    then all terms must appear in the question or answers to that question.

  • +parse +title:html +regex
    then all terms must appear in the question, even though only html has this question-related option.

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    I support this feature request. Despite the fact that the stipulation appears in the documentation, the syntax is quite confusing. It's unclear why the title: operator would have the special associativity that it does. Feb 26, 2012 at 4:51
  • +1 for not intuitive at all. Feb 26, 2012 at 7:31


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