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RE: [Q] Mod-Search

From: Nicolas Huillard <nhuillard(at)>
Date: Wed Sep 08 1999 - 15:47:52 GMT
Yes, I think this is a good idea : Linux, Apache, Perl and Swish-e are the products we use for commercial sites, so this would be perfectly integrated, and as full text search becomes less and less an option, I think it is a good idea.
I am ready to test it as soon as it is ready (I am joking). The only point is to make a well supported product : are you ready to make the same work as the Swish-e maintainers (and Linux, and Apache, and Perl, etc) ?

I only see one disadvantage of the system, related to administration : the administration would be easier, but at every change in the conf files, one would be obliged to reload them, by sending a SIGHUP to Apache, thus terminating every pending HTTP transaction.


Nicolas Huillard
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-----Message d'origine-----
De:	ChaTo (Carlos Castillo) []
Date:	mercredi 8 septembre 1999 17:05
└:	Multiple recipients of list
Objet:	[SWISH-E] [Q] Mod-Search

I'm a computer science student at, looking for a thesis
subject (i will graduate in July, 2000).

I'm considering the posibility of implementing a mod-search plug-in for
Apache, using some search engine, posibbly SWISH-E.

The advantages i've considered are:
	- Faster searches (by including the search engine in a shared object
	  library and linking it into Apache)
	- Better interface (for searching and for BOLDing the keywords in
	  the pages that are served as the result for a search)
	- Better administrator interface
	- On-demand indexing (if the client request a document that is marked
	  expired by some meta-tag)
	- Better user feedback (to rate the documents by the number of hits)

The disadvantages are:
	- Larger memory requirements (BUT if the search engine is a shared
	  object, the extra memory is shared by all the child servers) 

I will apreciate ideas about this subject. In particular, i will like
to know if you think it is a GOOD or a BAD idea, or more advantages/

Thank you,

PS: please reply cc: (i'm not suscribed to swish-e
    mailing list). 

ChaTo             Carlos Castillo 
" Cc: dios
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Received on Wed Sep 8 08:42:27 1999