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bug#732: closed by Sven Joachim <address@hidden> (Re: bug#732: w3m shows


From: xah lee
Subject: bug#732: closed by Sven Joachim <address@hidden> (Re: bug#732: w3m shows different results than Firefox browser)
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2008 13:22:46 -0700

Thanks.

for what's worth, here's what i've found:

In OSX 10.4.11, in Safari, Opera, Firefox (all latest public version), when this line is pasted into the url field:

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22The%20computer%20wizards%20at% 20Industrial%20Light%20and%20Magic%20help%20alchemize%22

they all return mulitple results with the following line on top:

«Information No results found for "The computer wizards at Industrial Light and Magic help alchemize".

Results for The computer wizards at Industrial Light and Magic help alchemize (without quotes):»

in w3m and icab, they give just 1 result using the exact phrase as it should.

So, perhaps some how when google search automatically switch to a non- exact-phrase search when the exact-phrase search got only one result? But this couldn't be because FF and Opera in linux apparantly return just 1 result from exact phrase search too.

prob nothing to do with emacs then... but a browser/web oddity...

  Xah
∑ http://xahlee.org/

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On Aug 17, 2008, at 1:00 AM, Emacs bug Tracking System wrote:


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which was filed against the emacs package:

#732: w3m shows different results than Firefox browser

It has been closed by Sven Joachim <address@hidden>.

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From: Sven Joachim <address@hidden>
Date: August 17, 2008 12:51:30 AM PDT
To: xah lee <address@hidden>
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: bug#732: w3m shows different results than Firefox browser


On 2008-08-16 22:44 +0200, xah lee wrote:

This appears to be a w3m bug or the w3m-mode bug and can be reproduced
100%.

Summary:
The results from using Opera, Safari, Firefox, in google search seems
to differ from results shown in w3m, for certain url string.

To test, try this url in Firefox and w3m/emacs:

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22The%20computer%20wizards%20at%
20Industrial%20Light%20and%20Magic%20help%20alchemize%22

standard browsers shows many results, top one is this time mag article:
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,981238-1,00.html

Safari, Firefox, Opera seems show identical results. (some has cookies
turned on, some not, so this search shouldn't depends on  cookies)

but in w3m it just shows one vocabulary page on my website that quoted
this phrase.

This is PEBKAC, just remove the %22 quotation marks.  With them, the
above URL shows only one result in any browser I've tried, including
Firefox and Konqueror; without them, w3m and other browsers show many
results.

Fortunately, Google does not seem to discriminate "non-standard"
browsers yet.

Sven




From: xah lee <address@hidden>
Date: August 16, 2008 1:44:42 PM PDT
To: address@hidden
Subject: w3m shows different results than Firefox browser



This appears to be a w3m bug or the w3m-mode bug and can be reproduced 100%.

Summary:
The results from using Opera, Safari, Firefox, in google search seems to differ from results shown in w3m, for certain url string.

To test, try this url in Firefox and w3m/emacs:

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22The%20computer%20wizards%20at% 20Industrial%20Light%20and%20Magic%20help%20alchemize%22

standard browsers shows many results, top one is this time mag article:
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,981238-1,00.html

Safari, Firefox, Opera seems show identical results. (some has cookies turned on, some not, so this search shouldn't depends on cookies)

but in w3m it just shows one vocabulary page on my website that quoted this phrase.

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GNU Emacs 22.2.1 (powerpc-apple-darwin8.11.0, Carbon Version 1.6.0) of 2008-04-05 on g5.tokyo.stp.isas.jaxa.jp

The w3m mode i'm using is: emacs-w3m-1.4.4

  Xah
∑ http://xahlee.org/

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