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From Lukas Kahwe Smith <...@pooteeweet.org>
Subject Re: On custom index configuration
Date Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:16:45 GMT

On Sep 18, 2012, at 5:14 PM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> We now have a couple of initial index implementations for Oak and some
> ideas on how index configuration could/should work. In order to start
> unifying those approaches and to find some common consensus, I'd like
> to throw out an idea of how I think index configuration should work in
> Oak. Critiques, improvements or competing ideas welcome!
> 
> First of all I think there shouldn't be just one single place in the
> repository where all index configuration should go. It would be nice
> if users and applications could define custom indexes on areas they
> have write access to, and having to grant them access to some shared
> location for that might be troublesome.
> 
> Instead I'd allow a custom indexes to be defined by adding something
> like an oak:indexed mixin type and an associated oak:indexes child
> node to any node in the repository. Each child node of that
> oak:indexes node would configure an index for the subtree rooted at
> that oak:indexed node. Index configuration would be stored as normal
> content, and the index content in a hidden :index subtree or elsewhere
> depending on the type of the index.


would this also allow to offer something similar to the virtual nodes based on facettes that
HippoCMS currently offers?

regards,
Lukas Kahwe Smith
mls@pooteeweet.org

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