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how to advance search by category

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Pashute (talkcontribs)

How do I do an advanced search only inside a single category.

In other words, I want to search for some text "Why did the chicken" only in '''category:clean-jokes'''.

I want only results of pages that have that category.

Another example: I'm searching for "immune" only in both of the following categories: biotechnology, scientists-from-timbuktoo

I want only results of pages that are in both categories.

A third example would be to search for a term inside pages listed with any of those two categories.

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)
Pashute (talkcontribs)

This seems horrible. I have to DOWNLOAD something and install, to make a search.

Not acceptable. But thank you for the reply, and I thank the guys that did the hard work in making that extension. Still this is something that needs to be done. Its an important feature for the future of wikipedia.

Pashute (talkcontribs)

* Wikimedia

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)

The underlying MediaWiki software has to cater to a very large range of requirements. To keep the software small and not a resource hog, only the most essential features are packed into the core. While features that not everyone may want to have (features that may require more processing power or physical memory) are left as extensions so that if anyone wants them they can have them. This presents a practical balance for such a widely used open source software such as MediaWiki.

Pashute (talkcontribs)

OK, understood, and thanks again!! So perhaps you know if wikipedia and wikisource (and wiktionary) use this? ~~~~

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)
Pashute (talkcontribs)

I'm going to bring it up with them. Thanks!

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)
Pashute (talkcontribs)

Wow!!! You rock! Thank you som much!

Now what's left to do is get the search for "Wikipedia help" on google to give something other than "Wikipedia Hell". ~~~~

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