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Re: LDP search capability

On Dec 1,  2:27pm, Kendall Clark wrote:
> Subject: LDP search capability
> >>>>> "Greg" == Greg Ferguson <gferg@hoop.timonium.sgi.com> writes:
>     Greg>     If you are coming from a mirrored site, the search is
>     Greg> performed on www.linuxdoc.org, but the individual results
>     Greg> (URLs) will point you *back* to the mirrored site from which
>     Greg> you came. I understand that doing that may be somewhat
>     Greg> problematic if the mirrored site is out of sync with the
>     Greg> master LDP site on metalab, but I also felt that the
>     Greg> benefits of performance (retrieving the actual docs from the
>     Greg> mirrored site you are accessing) outweighed any potential
>     Greg> negatives. Correct me if I'm wrong in my assumption.
> This strikes me as a very cool feature. I was wondering why the powers
> that be decided to move away from htDig, since it's always performed
> very nicely for me, but this feature is probably enough to justify the
> move by itself.
> Were there other reasons why htDig was abandoned? I only ask because
> I've used it extensively for clients, but if it's got some problems I
> haven't noticed I'd like to hear about them.

No real reason other than I felt it was quicker to implement the
freewais code w/my enhancements. However, the goal is still
to look into utilizing more than one engine, and allow the user
to chose. Yes, htdig is one of those engines.


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