When I enter in something into the favorites or ignored input i get something that looks like this:

screenshot of suggested tags drop-down

When I press Enter after this point, the system pulls up the dropdown, chooses the first highlighted and then adds a space for me to add another tag. Note that the suggestions ignore the trailing dash..

So if I then type a * for a wildcard after I typed jquery- (so I now have jquery-*), this is also ignored by the autocompletion, leaving the previous suggestions intact. If I then press Enter it will again insert the selected suggestion from the dropdown and append a space.

I suggest that when a user types a * the autocomplete should not match anything, and when the user presses Enter it should just add a space next to the text that was typed (jquery-* my example) and allow for another tag to be entered.

  • Previously asked here and closed (incorrectly) as a duplicate. I asked Neal to re-ask it with more information to avoid dragging history and answers along with it. – Shog9 Jul 22 '11 at 17:06
  • While I agree with the premise, I think that the '*' isn't necessarily being ignored, since all of the 'jquery-' tags would be valid with a *. – Lance Roberts Jul 22 '11 at 17:43

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