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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: Static Indexes as an alternative to searching (Re: [PROPOSAL] Tomcat doc organization)
Date Wed, 08 Jan 2003 11:03:38 GMT

Jeff Turner wrote:
>>>From tomcat-dev:
> On Tue, Jan 07, 2003 at 10:45:22PM -0800, Craig R. McClanahan wrote:
> ...
>>>Where appropriate, add Table of Content sections at the top to make
>>>finding what you want and navigating within a single document easier.
>>Oh, and generate an searchable index with Lucene ... :-)
> Strange, the idea of static indexes (in the book sense) has never
> occurred to me.  Am I right in thinking Lucene can't do this currently?

This is what Lucene can do now as for "static":

We can instead include the index in an applet so we don't necessarilt 
need the .war installation.

> A site index would be a nice 'static HTML' equivalent of built-in Lucene
> searching, especially with Mozilla 1.2's search-as-you-type feature.

Or javascript or an applet

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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