On Thu, 2006-07-27 at 08:27 -0400, Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress
> >If "exact" is deprecated, what is the preferred way to do string
> Anchor. [snip]
That won't work and even if it did is awful enough to warrant a new
It won't work because there would be no way to distinguish word
searches from string searches.
dc.identifier adj "^gb 141 ms 123 - a^"
is not the same as
dc.identifier eq "gb 141 ms 123 - a"
as the first search treats each space separated chunk as a word.
Making it impossible to distinguish between:
Hence, the need for an equality relation that works for data types other
Dr Robert Sanderson
Dept of Computer Science, University of Liverpool