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Re: [swish-e] Seeking to a specific docpath within a result

From: Greg Saylor <gregs(at)not-real.net-virtual.com>
Date: Sat Dec 27 2008 - 16:17:47 GMT
> On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 04:23:32PM -0800, Greg Saylor wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> This is a bit of an odd question, I admit, but here goes:
>>
>> I have an internal app which offers paginated views of ever-changing
>> data.
>>  The issue is that someone will bookmark one of the pages and come back
>> to
>> it later, but by then the item they are looking for is, for example, not
>> on page 4 - it is on page 8.  In this case, it is 1 item per page.
>> (NOTE:
>> Documents are sorted by create date for this purpose).
>
> The flaw in this is that it's not normal to link to a page that
> includes ever-changing data and be surprised when it changes.  If you
> linked to a search results from Google would you expect it to always
> contain the same list of search results?
>
>>
>>
>> I see two solutions off the top of my head:
>>
>> 1. Include the document id in the URL and after seeking to that page, if
>> the page does not match, do not show the pagination, but at least show
>> the
>> correct document.
>
> If it's one item per page then just fetch that item.  Not sure where a
> search engine fits into this.  Just so you can show previous and next
> item?
>
> --
> Bill Moseley
> moseley@hank.org
>


That is exactly what I'm trying to accomplish.  If it can be done,
somewhat easily, with Swish-E that would be great.  If not, I can build
another index of docids to pages after the index is created, I guess.

- Greg



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Received on Sat Dec 27 11:11:32 2008