[Xapian-discuss] custom

gervin23 gervin23 at fastmail.fm
Wed Dec 29 03:17:33 GMT 2004

thanks for looking into this further. i'll give it a try.


Olly Betts wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 21, 2004 at 10:31:40PM +0000, Olly Betts wrote:
>>What would be really neat is a client side solution - something like
>>a javascript based highlighter, but I don't know if javascript has
>>enough power to allow this.
> Javascript is capable of this:
> http://www.kryogenix.org/code/browser/searchhi/
> There are other similar examples on the web, but this one has the bonus
> of being explicitly licensed with a GPL compatible licence (it's under
> the MIT licence).
> If you're using stemming, you'd ideally want the snowball stemmers in
> javascript, and to tokenise and stem the page text as you highlight.
> But that could result in the client-side highlighting being rather slow.
> Some experimentation is needed - for example, with many of the stemmers
> you only need try stemming if the first couple of characters of a word
> match one of the stemmed terms to be highlighted.
> Cheers,
>     Olly

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