(9/1/02 12:27 pm)
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Examples & Tips
Only the hostnames of the sites are stored, not the contents of the sites.
The search is not case sensitive.
Using Simple Search
Simple Search is an easy way to search for certain types of information.
For the best results, do not use space separated words.
To refine a search that returns too many sites, try a limited Simple Search. Then search on a word that more precisely describes what you are looking for. The output of a previous search may be helpful in deciding what word to use.
The search program can take patterns containing the valid domain name characters A-Z, 0-9,'.' and '-', the ':' port specifier character, and some metacharacters;
* matches any number of characters.
? matches a single character.
[ ] matches on specified characters; eg. [aeiou] matches any vowel.
All other characters are removed from the search string.
If a pattern with no metacharacters is supplied, then the behaviour is as if there was a wildcard character at each end of the pattern, eg. "Disney"
Try Some Examples
Sites matching "ActiveX".
Sites in "*.sun.com". Note the "*." at the start of the search pattern to force a match within the .sun.com domain.
Top level domains that have their own web server: "www.??" and "www.???". Note that '?' matches any single character.
Oracle web sites in the country specific domains: "www.oracle.*.??" and "www.oracle.??".
US State government web servers: "www.state.??.us".
Edited by: fmdqadmin at: 9/1/02 9:31:11 am