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From:jonathan michaels Date:June 12 1999 1:08pm
Subject:Re: Please can anybody help me ...
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On Fri, Jun 11, 1999 at 03:26:43PM +0200, Christian Mack wrote:
> Ed Williams wrote:
> > 
> > I am developing a search engine that searches through a table of documents
> > matching keywords in the title, this is straitforward ;) but i also need to
> search through
> > a second database which has keywords matching a subject code like so

a much simpler and far more reliable way would be to set up a 
wais database, or to use a tool like isearch.

this is how we finally got around similar problems .. but then 
again i'm old enough to remember these old ways of doing things 
and so don't have to reinvent the wheel as constantly as these 
young buck seem to have to do ... er, sort of a grin, ok.

please note for purely text/document searches like this, a wais 
database is far far more efficeint than any mysql conconction 
will ever be. mysql is not designed to, nore does it have the 
facilities to search through freeform document trees like this.

i'm not picking on mysql .. though postgresql is a little 
better suited, but not by much. no database engine optimised 
fro pure 'data' can cope witht he work involved in handling a 
document tree .. not unless you are using db2 on an ibm 9000 
seris mainframe .. but then thats not what your average 
hobbiest datamanager in thier repetoire .. yes ? 

well thats my thrupence worth.



Jonathan Michaels
PO Box 144, Rosebery, NSW 1445 Australia

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