WorldCat.org: Lowercase Boolean Opeartors No Longer Work
A tweet and Facebook entry from the WorldCat team has announced that Boolean operators will now work ONLY when used in ALL CAPS. Lowercase versions of and, or, not have been added to the word exclusion list.
Here’s an Updated WorldCat Word Exclusion (aka Stop List):
English: a an and (lowercase) are as at be but by for from had have he her his how in is it not (lowercase) of on or (lowercase) that the this to was which with you
French: de la le les des un une
German: der das dass du er sie es wer wie mit am im in aus auf ist sein wird ihr ihre ihres als von mit dich dir mich mir mein sein kein wird
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