Options and hints on the alta-vista style search facility
The search engine currently supports the following alta-vista style
The score returned is based on the number of matches found.
- OR searches
- If you type
TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN
as the search then it will return a list of all songs containing any of
the words (TIE or YOUR or MOTHER or DOWN)
- AND searches
- Put a + before any word to insist that songs returned must
contain at least one instance of that word:
TIE YOUR +MOTHER DOWN
This would search for ((TIE or YOUR or DOWN) and MOTHER)
- ADJACENT searches
- Put words between double quotes to insist that the songs returned
contain those words next to each other:
TIE YOUR "MOTHER DOWN"
This would search for (TIE or YOUR or MOTHER DOWN)
- COMBINATION searches
- Mix and match as required:
+TIE +"YOUR MOTHER" DOWN UP
This would search for ((TIE and YOUR MOTHER) with DOWN or UP)
At the moment, the search engine isn't very tolerant of malformed queries
and will probably return wrong results if you type something unexpected.
I will fix this in due course.