For a client, we are investigating some strange search behaviour in Confluence.
Searching for the Space "IT & Software", that Space does not show up when writing "IT & ..." - actually, it doesn't show up until the whole title is completely written. It does show up, however, writing the full word "Software".
Along the same lines, searching for the Space "Legislation & Standards" only shows it upon writing the whole word "Legislation" or the whole word "Standards".
Is the latter case expected behaviour? I.e. whole words only?
As for the first example, why doesn't "IT", by itself not show the relevant Space?
Surely, the following is not supposed to be expected behaviour, is it?
I see the same behaviour searching for 'IT & Software' in Confluence 7.1.0. It seems the search stemmer is throwing away the '&'.
Confluence is using a pretty old version of Lucene and search-related feature requests, like https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONFSERVER-14910 are 10+ years old, so I think that's just the way it is.
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