RE: Look out mouse, here comes the cat...

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From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Thu Aug 31 2000 - 11:14:09 PDT

Gavin Thomas Nicol writes:
> > [mapping objects in a database to a fulltext index of query URIs]
> In some cases it's basically impossible, or places too much of a burden
> on the web server.
Web server? All you need is a mechanism which adds an URI plus
fulltext index of the text fields (don't get me started on semantic
web) of the inserted object at each insert (inverse operation at
delete). If it's possible, you could just iterate over all objects in
a database which are allowed to be indexed. Then place the index in a
standard location, and (maybe) notify the web spider.

> For example, in DynaWeb (quite old technology now), a single "book"
> could have literally millions of different URL's... and a single
> "mega-URL" could be hundreds of megabytes long.

Sure, but then you just label them as non-indexable. Problem
solved. Also see buffer overruns in most URI receptacles. Seriously
long URIs is a seriously bad idea.

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