Re: [htdig] Htdig not displaying results more than 9 pages


Subject: Re: [htdig] Htdig not displaying results more than 9 pages
From: Jo M. Harmon (jmharmon@bibb.com)
Date: Fri Aug 11 2000 - 08:44:54 PDT


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gilles Detillieux" <grdetil@scrc.umanitoba.ca>
To: "Srini Sathya." <sathyas@crowndigital.com>
Cc: "'Geoff Hutchison'" <ghutchis@wso.williams.edu>; <htdig@htdig.org>
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2000 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: [htdig] Htdig not displaying results more than 9 pages

> According to Srini Sathya.:
> > well, i think there should be some provision for showing the total
number of
> > total pages of search, if this feature is not there right now, i would
> > strongly recommend to add that in future version :):)
>
> I don't understand what you mean by "showing the total number of total
> pages". If you mean that you don't want htsearch to impose any limits at
> all, then why is it so hard to believe that you can just set the limit
> to a really big number? Did you read something somewhere that implied
> the value of maximum_pages must be small? The only theoretical limit
> is the maximum value of a 32-bit signed integer, 2^31 or over 2 billion.
>
> If you set it to anything larger than
>
> (# of document in db/results per page)
>
> then you effectively have no limit to the number of pages - it will
> give you as many pages as you need even if all documents in the database
> are matched. What more do you need?
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Geoff Hutchison [mailto:ghutchis@wso.williams.edu]
> > Sent: Friday, August 11, 2000 3:34 PM
> > To: Srini Sathya.
> > Cc: htdig@htdig.org
> > Subject: RE: [htdig] Htdig not displaying results more than 9 pages
> >
> >
> > At 3:35 PM +0100 8/11/00, Srini Sathya. wrote:
> > >okay, suppose i set the number to 20 and what will happen if my search
> > >returns 22 pages, thats is what exactly my query??. Is there anyway to
> > find
> > >the total pages that a search returns thro htdig.
> >
> > Then it will show 20 pages.
> >
> > It will show max( (# of results/results per page), (maximum_pages))
>
> I think Geoff means min( (# of results/results per page), (maximum_pages))
> i.e. the lesser of the two values.
>
> > In other words, if it has more than maximum_pages number of hits, it
> > will only show up to that number of pages and no more.
> >
> > Does that make sense?
> >
> > --
> > -Geoff Hutchison
> > Williams Students Online
> > http://wso.williams.edu/
>
>
> --
> Gilles R. Detillieux E-mail: <grdetil@scrc.umanitoba.ca>
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