I am trying to search for [jquery-*] so I type that into the search bar:

part uno

And then I press Enter:


What happened?

Instead of going to: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/jquery-*
It went to: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/jquery-

Which displays no results, but yet still has the jQuery tag wiki.

The same things happens when you search for other tag wildcards as well.

This was supposedly fixed: Searching for a tag containing * breaks the site (but I guess not to the fullest extent of the law....)

Related: Add ability to use wildcarded tags in search

  • Hmm, that would likely explain this question.
    – Tim Stone
    Commented Jun 20, 2012 at 19:03
  • @TimStone no that has always been an issue. it has to do with ASP and its extensions. Can't put .dll at the end of the URL
    – Naftali
    Commented Jun 20, 2012 at 19:08
  • No, the issue there is that search throws out the * and synonimizes .dll to dll, and is unrelated to the problem you're describing (that problem is why that synonymn exists, however)
    – Tim Stone
    Commented Jun 20, 2012 at 19:12

1 Answer 1


Seems to me that this works as expected now.

  • Oops, fixed this a few weeks ago, missed some metas it looks like Commented Jan 24, 2013 at 12:14

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