[rfc-i] improvements to the RFC search page

rfc-editor at rfc-editor.org rfc-editor at rfc-editor.org
Fri Sep 6 11:38:24 PDT 2013

FYI, based on feedback, the RFC search page (http://www.rfc-editor.org/search) has been improved as follows.

For search by Title/Keywords:
- added the AND operator. (The OR operator was already available.) They are not case sensitive.
- changed the default for multi-word search (without quotation marks) from OR to AND.

"SIP security": matches the exact phrase in the title or keywords.
SIP OR security: where 'sip' or 'security' appears in the title or keywords.
SIP AND security: where 'sip' and 'security' appear in the title or keywords.
SIP security: same as for AND above.

Using multiple ANDs or using multiple ORs is supported; however, combining AND, OR, and double quotes is not supported currently. More details are here: http://www.rfc-editor.org/search/about.html

Additional changes include:
- For search by abstract, the AND and OR operators and double quotes can be used as described above.
- For search by publication date, added "This month" and "This year" in addition to a date range. 
- In the results, widened the "Title" column.

Feedback about the RFC search page can be directed to this list or rfc-editor at rfc-editor.org.

Thank you.

RFC Editor/ar

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