Tags Aren't Working? October 21, 2005 7:53 PM   Subscribe

Why doesn't the french+music tag find this post tagged with both french and music?
posted by smackfu to Bugs at 7:53 PM (5 comments total)

huh, weird. I'll look into the query for that.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:33 PM on October 21, 2005

Does the + thing work for any tags? '+' is url encoding for ' ', so there's a good chance your code is seeing the space and not triggering for addition, just for a basic search for 'french music'.
posted by moift at 9:21 PM on October 21, 2005

french+music and french%20music return the exact same thing, so moift might be on to something.

(Incedentally, are you sure treating "+" and " " the same is actually standard? Might be the standard behaviour for some library code Matt's using or something, but del.icio.us and eBay both treat 'em differently...)
posted by arto at 9:59 PM on October 21, 2005

+ is standard form for application/x-www-form-urlencoded types, not strictly applicable if there's no POSTing being done, but common enough for general purpose url encoding. %20 is standard for RFC1738, makes more sense, and is probably more generally standard.
posted by moift at 10:06 PM on October 21, 2005

er, not POSTing, GET is the one concerned with url encoding.
posted by moift at 10:08 PM on October 21, 2005

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