"site:mobi" in query enables DisableHostCollapsing option RRS feed

  • Question

  • If I use "site" option in query, then i get results as if i use  DisableHostCollapsing. How can i solve this proplem? Help me please.
    Friday, February 13, 2009 4:03 AM


  • The problem is actually subtle.
    Let's take a step back and think about what site: is designed for and what is DisableHostCollapsing.

    The former is designed to restrict a query to a given domain (e.g. site:microsoft.com returns results only on microsoft.com). In this case.
    The latter is a way to say "Don't show me duplicates" (when DisableHostCollapsing = false and the host collapsing - fancy name for de-duping - is on)

    Now it should start to be obvious what is happening: when you are restricting the domain of a query, the system stops trying to de-dupe the results because in line of principle, you want them all.
    It is up to do you to do the duplicate detection and removal or the appropriate pagination if you want to.


    • Proposed as answer by AlessC Tuesday, February 17, 2009 1:53 AM
    • Marked as answer by AlessC Monday, March 23, 2009 8:08 PM
    Tuesday, February 17, 2009 1:53 AM