Yahoo! search broken

Posted by Patrice Neff Fri, 01 Jun 2007

Apparently I’m in ranting mode today. Or just unlucky. I’ve used the Yahoo! search for a long time. But today I noticed what might be a bug or a deliberate change. The URLs are no longer communicated in full. See for example “this search result”:http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=UTF-8&fr=sfp&p=rails%20plugins:

The link which is shown as just “wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails” actually goes to “http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/Plugins”. That’s a big difference and one I care about.

Anybody else having this problem?

Update June 4th: The problem seems to be resolved. Or maybe they are just doing some testing.