I was typing a search in the docs and when I hit return I saw this:

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Is this a bug?

  • $\begingroup$ This happen on me once in a while.If I restart my computer,it will not appeare again. $\endgroup$
    – yode
    Commented Mar 16, 2017 at 15:40

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It is and WRI is aware of it, I've already reported this after I faced it for:



CASE:3838362 [...] It does appear as though our Documentation Center search tool doesn't handle the "1*^2" query very well. I have gone ahead and filed a report with our developers so that they can further investigate and look to address the issue. [...]

It seems that the problem is with * character, though it works standalone but with something more it breaks documentation search. *1 etc.


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