Thus spake Roy Schestowitz:
> I am not aware of any search engine (yet) that deals with and preserves
> punctuation. Search engines handle tokens and if you introduce the
> inclusion of dots, how will you deal with, e.g.
I think this discussion focuses on the power of the quote mark.
Currently, SE's use the period as a delimiter and will never disallow these
delimiters. While quotes are frequently used as a delimiter, SE's won't allow
the use of the period even if included within quotes, which in my humble
opinion, they should.
Bottom line: quotes should tell SE's "use this criteria *untouched* " and
allow all sorts of special characters. This would make SE's very powerful,
Please, no "Go Google this" replies. I wouldn't
ask a question here if I hadn't done that already.
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