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From Doug Cutting <>
Subject Re: Enabling URL-based read access to the search index
Date Wed, 16 Oct 2002 21:43:13 GMT

Schaeffer, David wrote:
> I am planning to upgrade from Lucene 1.0 to Jakarta Lucene 1.2.  My current implementation
uses Jason Pell's URLDirectory class so that Lucene can access the search index while running
in an applet.  I modified to use URLDirectory instead of FSDirectory.
> Is there a more appropriate way to allow Lucene to function using URL-based file access?
 I would prefer to extend classes or interfaces instead of modifying them.  I have no requirement
to update the search index from the applet.

Why do you need to modify IndexReader, rather than just pass it a 
different Directory implementation?


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