Unallowed characters in catalog [FIXED]

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Post by EstherbenSimonides » January 9th, 2016, 12:14 pm

What I usually do is (for example, if I was looking for Pilgrim's Progress) 'pilgrim s progress' and what I'm looking for usually comes up. Otherwise, I get the same error message.
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Post by AdeledePignerolles » January 9th, 2016, 12:15 pm

If you leave a space between the word and the part after the apostrophe it works. Some books the apostrophe works and some it doesn't--perhaps it depends on how the cataloging MC or whoever does the title typed it in? I.E., if they used the ' it lets you search for it, but if they used the other character it doesn't?
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Post by TriciaG » January 9th, 2016, 12:39 pm

If it depends on the type of apostrophe/single quote, that would be dependent on how the soloist/BC entered it into the template. The MC doesn't retype it.
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Post by ScottLawton » January 9th, 2016, 6:58 pm

It appears that apostrophe does NOT work on the home page but DOES work from the 'same' search box in the upper right of the results page, or the AdvancedSearch page. That may explain why the exact same search seems to work some times but not others -- subsequent tries were probably from an inner page.

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+1 for using Google

And, apostrophe seems to work directly at my site http://aplt1.com/results?title=bishop's+secret ... and might work at some of the other alternate catalogs.
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Post by smike » January 10th, 2016, 12:14 am

Thanks, everybody. :) So the mystery remains mysetrious, but there are workarounds. :D
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Post by RuthieG » January 16th, 2016, 2:48 pm

Bah, exactly what Scott said:

Search from the home page: Uncle Tom's Cabin
An Error Was Encountered

The URI you submitted has disallowed characters.
Search from the search results page works fine.

Embarrassingly basic coding error, I imagine.

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Post by TriciaG » January 10th, 2021, 6:40 pm

The issue with special characters being disallowed in searches is FIXED!

You can now get search results for terms using apostrophes, ampersands, and some other special characters. :thumbs:
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