Question for computer scientists:
Why would ebay drop the wildcard (asterisk *) search feature? Is there some programming science that I’m not aware of?
I collect old documents from Chicago. Like this:
This gives me any of these combinations:
plus anything dated 1800 to 1899.
It is a saved search so when I get a match ebay sends me an email.
Per ebay’s suggestion I’m now supposed to search for all possibilities specifically in parentheses, like this:
The result is appx 495 searches and 495 emails.
My quesion is, what is the programming science behind such a code change? A wildcard search vs a specific search still results in all the items in the database being searched.
I don’t get it.