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From Vadim Gritsenko <>
Subject Re: Mods to CocoonLucene
Date Fri, 15 Nov 2002 14:12:13 GMT
Jeremy Quinn wrote:

> Dear All,
> I am making some modifications to the way Lucene works with Cocoon, 
> and am wondering if you lot think these modifications are suitable to 
> add to the 2.1 CVS.
> 1.) Allow the 'query' to be set on the SearchGenerator from the 
> Sitemap. (Currently, it only reads the query directly from the 
> request, setting via the sitemap overides this)
>     WHY?: because you can do lots of funky things like modify the 
> query on the fly by manipulating sitemap params directly or via an 
> Action. This is useful for things like security (not allowing certain 
> docs to become hits to certain users), partitioning (searches of only 
> part of a site), search wizards (helping to build complex searches) etc. 


> 2.) Modified LuceneIndexContentHandler to add (Stored, Untokenised, 
> Unindexed) 'title' fields to the index, made from 

Configurable (and default is

> <title/>


> tags in the content.
>     WHY? So that you get the title(s) of your documents with the 
> search hits!
> Merits:
>     mod 1 has no impact on anyone using Lucene as it is today, as the 
> old mode of operation is not effected.
>     mod 2 _does_ have an impact on the way Lucene works, if you have 
> lots of <title> tags in your document, you will get all of them 
> displayed in your hits. If there are too many for your taste, you 
> would need to pre-filter your content, using a stylesheet in the 
> 'content-view' to simplify your docs before they get indexed.
>     IMHO, this is a good thing to do anyway!!
> thanks for any input ......
> The next modification I am planning is to allow the re-indexing of 
> single documents .....

Isn't it already possible by using "update index"?


> but I have a few more important things to do first!
> regards Jeremy

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