# Explicit infinite search boundary in URLs

### Problem

The Stack Exchange search engine allows some parameters with boundaries, like

votes..0


There's a problem with the boundary from X to infinity:

https://meta.stackexchange.com/search?q=votes%3A0..


When used in a question, answer, or a comment the trailing dots are not parsed as a link (also check with the comment behind this post):

### Proposed solution

Search page URL should have a trailing + symbol, which becomes a space in the search string. The search query should stay the same, and the URL be like

https://meta.stackexchange.com/search?q=votes%3A0..+


Such link should open like this (no change from current behaviour):

I'm aware of the + symbol and can add it manually. But it would be great if the URL automatically contained it, so anybody who copy-pastes the URL string would have a valid URL.