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bug#29290: 25.3; bug-gnu-emacs archive web search fails to find matching


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#29290: 25.3; bug-gnu-emacs archive web search fails to find matching bugs
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:44:44 +0200

> From: Noam Postavsky <address@hidden>
> Cc: myglc2 <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:47:10 -0500
> 
> >> #23576: Re: bug#23576: [documentation] =?utf-8?Q?=E2=80=98Using?= Emacs
> >
> > That's not "garbled", that's the RFC 2047 encoded subject line, as
> > originally produced by the MUA of the person who reported the bug.
> 
> It's not very human friendly though.  There's also some mojibake from
> the fancy quotes:
> 
>     one a unique “server nameâ€

Two more reasons not to use curly quotes in email, I guess.

> PS I would find that search much more usable if it coalesced matches to
> the same bug; as it is, you typically have to scroll past a lot of
> repeats for long bug threads.

You are assuming people look for bugs, but that doesn't have to be the
case.  They could look for something mentioned tangentially, or just
in part of the bug discussion.





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