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From James Cummings <James.Cummi...@ota.ahds.ac.uk>
Subject Re: Xindice
Date Fri, 23 Apr 2004 16:06:21 GMT
On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Upayavira wrote:

> David Swearingen wrote:
>
> > Thanks, Joerg.  So I read up on Xindice last night.  Are people using
> > Xindice for production sites yet, or is it still in alpha?
>
> I know of people using XIndice in production. It is currently Beta, but
> we might expect a formal release at some point in the next three-six
> months or so (but don't quote me - my information is a bit out of date!)

There is also eXist, which has become extremely good over the last few
months, especially with regard to XQuery support.

-James

>
> Regards, Upayavira
>
> > */Joerg Heinicke <joerg.heinicke@gmx.de>/* wrote:
> >
> >     On 23.04.2004 02:18, David Swearingen wrote:
> >
> >     > I picked Cocoon as my platform in part because of the elegance and
> >     > simplicity of keeping content in xml files in a directory(s) where I
> >     > can see them, and so I can have ad hoc document structures without
> >     > having to be tied down to a RDBMS schema that can never match
> >     all the
> >     > content types I'll be publishing. So I think for simplicity's sake
> >     > here assume I have a directory with a thousand xml files of textual
> >     > content, say, news articles.
> >
> >     > So any given portal object needs at some point to be able to
> >     query my
> >     > repository for a few titles that meet a few criteria. That's easy in
> >     > SQL of course -- but how do I do something like that in the
> >     > XML/Cocoon world?
> >     >
> >     > Do I index? Do I scour through once and then cache for a few hours?
> >     > D o I have a separate procedural/Java process that creates
> >     > intermediate files that can be more rapidly transformed into
> >     headline
> >     > lists? I can imagine different general approaches, but I don't know
> >     > how to implement with the Cocoon toolset, and I'm sure I'm not the
> >     > first person to have this requirement.
> >
> >     A hand-written solution using DirectoryGenerator might be to slow if
> >     there are really thousands of files. Though you can cache its output,
> >     every non-cached access would probably take many seconds.
> >
> >     More appropriate seems to be the indexing using Lucene, but I
> >     don't how
> >     flexible it is with regard to your needs (latest 3, first sentence,
> >     etc.). And the more stuff you have to store the more I would tend
> >     to an
> >     XML database like XIndice.
> >
> >     All components are delivered with a recent Cocoon.
> >
> >     Joerg
> >
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Dr James Cummings, Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford
James dot Cummings at ota dot ahds dot ac dot uk

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