Let's say I want to tag a question "sql-server-2008" on stack overflow.

There are 823 questions tagged Sql-server-2008 but, the tag matching engine won't find it even if I type in:


Why does the tag matching algorithm hide this tag? I guess it's because there's another tag starting with the same string and with a higher count, but still, I think this could use some tweaking ...

  • What browser are you using?
    – random
    Sep 25 '09 at 11:16
  • Reproducible with Firefox 3.5.3 and Opera 10. With IE 7 the issue shows up slightly different, but is still there (After sql-server- 2008 tag is available but no sql-server-2008- tags). Sep 25 '09 at 11:45
  • I'm using Firefox 3.5.3
    – Brann
    Sep 25 '09 at 14:41

cannot reproduce, either on the \tags page or the \ask page.


I get the expected partial matches when I type "sql-server-200" (without the quotes) in either box.

EDIT: apparently we neglected to turn off caching for the autocomplete plugin. Should be fixed now.

  • I've just reproduced it at home (on stackoverflow.com/questions/ask) : "sql-server-200" (without quotes) returns me a single match (ie sql-server-2005). I'm using Firefox 3.5.3 aswell
    – Brann
    Sep 26 '09 at 9:33
  • no repro, see screenshot Sep 26 '09 at 22:15
  • it works (and my comment is long enough)!
    – Brann
    Sep 28 '09 at 17:02

I can reproduce this on the ask page using FF3.5.3.

alt text http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/4648/tag1b.jpg

Interestingly, if I go back to the start of the string and delete the initial 's', the expected matches come up.

alt text http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/7907/tag2j.jpg

  • ok, but how? I can't repro it. Typing speed? mouse vs keyboard? No idea. Sep 26 '09 at 23:58
  • Just using keyboard, typing speed doesn't seem to make any difference. If you type the entire name of a tag, the autocomplete can find it, and if you delete the initial portion, it will match on the middle part of the string, e.g. l-server-200 works just fine. Also, if you provide sql-server-2008, then it finds that tag and sql-server-2008-express and sql-server-2008-r2 as well. Let me know if there's any more detail I can provide. Sep 27 '09 at 1:52
  • Still can't repro, firefox 3.5.3 Sep 27 '09 at 16:10
  • Have you cleared your browser cache? Maybe your js or ajax response is cached. Sep 27 '09 at 17:13
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    ok, we neglected to turn off caching for the autocomplete plugin. should be fixed now. Sep 28 '09 at 8:11
  • Confirmed fixed. :) Sep 28 '09 at 12:15

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