Subject: Re: [htdig] Not indexing a word
From: Gilles Detillieux (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Feb 23 2000 - 09:59:45 PST
According to firstname.lastname@example.org:
> 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...
-- Gilles R. Detillieux E-mail: <email@example.com> Spinal Cord Research Centre WWW: http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/~grdetil Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba Phone: (204)789-3766 Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J7 (Canada) Fax: (204)789-3930
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