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617323873 MDU6SXNzdWU2MTczMjM4NzM= 766 Enable wildcard-searches by default 2181410 open 0     2 2020-05-13T10:14:48Z 2021-03-05T16:35:21Z   NONE  

Hi Simon.

It seems that datasette currently has wildcard-searches disabled by default (along with the boolean search-options, NEAR-queries and more, and despite the docs). If I try out the search-url provided in the docs (https://fara.datasettes.com/fara/FARA_All_ShortForms?_search=manafort), it does not handle wildcard-searches, and I'm unable to make it work on my datasette-instance.

I would argue that wildcard-searches is such a standard query, that it should be enabled by default. Requiring "_searchmode=raw" when using prefix-searches seems unnecessary. Plus: What happens to non-ascii searches when using "_searchmode=raw"? Is the "escape_fts"-function from datasette.utils ignored?

Thanks!

/Claus

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