Re: [htdig] Not indexing a word

Subject: Re: [htdig] Not indexing a word
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Wed Feb 23 2000 - 09:59:45 PST

According to
> Most of the large search engines I've seen no longer ignore short
> words and stopwords -- they just index everything. I realize it
> requires a lot more disk space (though there may be some clever ways
> around that), but it simplifies things both internally and for the
> end-users. That way, they can search for "To Be Or Not To Be" and
> find something!
> My rule for search engines is "no surprises", and I think there are
> enough legitimate instances of people needing to search two and even
> one-letter words that ht://Dig should allow that as an option.

It does allow that as an option...

minimum_word_length: 1

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <>
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