Tar Heel Shared Reader

Improved search and a bug fix

I will release a new version of the software tonight with two changes.

First, you will be able to search for phrases by enclosing your search in double quote characters. For example the search string The Rescue will find books that have the words The and Rescue anywhere while the query string "The Rescue" will only find books that have the two words one after the other.

The second change should fix a bug that has been troubling those of you who are stuck using Internet Explorer. Certain books such as Abraham Lincoln’s Contributions to America would cause an error because of the way the apostrophe in the URL is encoded. I think I have fixed that.

That second change required updating code at the very foundations of the site so, as always, be on the lookout for new bugs.

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