Searching Website Content
Use the Google search form to search normal netbeans.org website
content. Syntax is very straight forward :
- Case insensitive - search terms are not case-sensitive
- Automatic "AND" queries - only pages including all of your
search keywords will be returned
- Automatic exclusion of common words - common words like
"and" or "where" will be excluded from the search. To force a common
word to be included, use "+" for example "+where"
- Exact phrase - Use quotes to specify an exact phrase
to search for, eg "XML parser"
You can limit the scope of your search by selecting either Entire netbeans.org domain or www module only in the drop down box inside the search form. The default scope is Entire netbeans.org domain. Type the word or phrase you wish to search for in the Search string field and click the Search button.
You can limit artifacts which will be searched. Eg you can only search for specific module, HTML content, Issues. It is possible to select more than one item (use Shift+right click). If you do not select any, all artifact will be searched.
You can also use quoted phrases, and the + / - signs to give the
engine hints about what you're looking for. Some examples :
- http javadoc : using multiple words in your search
will search for messages matching ANY of your keywords.
eg searching for http javadoc will find any mail messages
including the word "http" AND/OR any messages containing the word
- +http +javadoc : use "+" to indicate this word must be
present in any hits. This search would return only documents that
include BOTH the word "http" and the word "javadoc".
- +http +javadoc -issue : use "-" to exclude certain words
from your results. eg this search would return return only documents that
include BOTH the word "http" and the word "javadoc", and NOT
the word "issue".
- "http javadoc" : use quotes to match exact phrases.
- Do not use metachars - due to a bug in the search
implementation, metacharacters (like *:()> etc) should not be
included in your searches. See issue 13172
for more info.
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