One of the unsung characteristics of relational databases is that you cannot predict the order of the rows returned unless you specify an order. I have seen experienced programmers get tripped up over this. I would not expect a search engine to sort items in any sort of order that you might think desirable simply because asking the DB engine to sort rows takes time and machine cycles.
Traditionally, as they web started to boom, a lot of web sites were created using the "LAMP" stack, Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP.Summary..pretty useless !
You haven't looked very hard, I take it? Many search engines (such as Google, Bing, etc) have a sort by feature, and time is one of them.
Directly under the search bar, where you input your query, you'll see a bunch of links - images, video, shopping, etc. On the far right of this, there will be 'search tools', click it.
Maybe it differs by region?Heater wrote: ↑Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:08 amWhen I go to www.google.com there are no such links to be seen under the search box. Sometimes I get a couple of icons for image search or search by voice.
Edit: I do have a menu bar thing at the bottom of the page where I can select "advanced search". There are no date/time related filtering options to be found in there.
Nope, Just the usual filter tools. No sorting stuff visible.
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Must be google 'on the move'...