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Re: maximum title of 63 characters?

From: Chris Bohn <cbohn(at)>
Date: Mon Aug 09 2004 - 19:45:04 GMT
I got a little more information on the subject.  First, Keith was right; I'm 
talking about the length of the entire subject, not an individual word.  Second, 
it turns out we are not using; we are just indexing the HTML 
that is generated from hypermail.  We don't have any problems that I know of 
other than this 63 character limit.  Is there some reason we should be using  I couldn't find any reason why it was needed in the 
documentation.  I also checked the config and PropertyNamesMaxLength is not set, 
and there doesn't appear to be any default.


Keith Ivey wrote:

> Bill Moseley wrote:
>>On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 12:50:17PM -0700, Chris Bohn wrote:
>>>There seems to be a limit of 63 characters that swish-e will search.  We use
>>>hypermail 2.1.8 to archive some list discussion messages, and swish-e to search
>>>them.  If a message in the archive has a subject over 63 characters, then
>>>swish-e won't find any search on subject for the characters over 63.  If I
>>>search on something in the first 63 characters, the doc is returned, but the
>>>subject/title is incomplete, only showing the first 63 characters.  Any idea on
>>>what the problem is or how I can fix it would be appreciated.  I've run the
>>>, and it pulls out the full subject just fine.
>>Might try MaxWordLimit setting while indexing.  Swish should print out
>>a warning if you exceed that limit:
>> err: Search word exceeded maxwordlimit setting
>>But the default is 40, not 63
> I don't think he's talking about individual words being longer than 63.  
> He seems to
> mean that there's a problem when the length of the whole title is over 
> 63 characters.
> But he needs to provide more information about how he's indexing the 
> messages.
> Maybe he's using PropertyNamesMaxLength?
Received on Mon Aug 9 12:45:15 2004