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


From: Sven Joachim
Subject: bug#732: closed by Sven Joachim <address@hidden> (Re: bug#732: w3m shows different results than Firefox browser)
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2008 23:15:32 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

On 2008-08-17 22:22 +0200, xah lee wrote:

> 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:
>
> ┬źInformation 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.

This might be dependent on your language settings.  When I set English
as preferred language for Google results in Firefox, I get different
results than with the default German.  Go figure...

> So, perhaps some how when google search automatically switch to a non-
> exact-phrase search when the exact-phrase search got only one result?

No, only when there are _zero_ results.

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

Exactly.

Cheers,
       Sven






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