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From Kelvin Tan <>
Subject Re: Searching on multiple default fields
Date Wed, 14 May 2003 09:52:49 GMT

On Tue, 13 May 2003 21:20:25 -0600, Tatu Saloranta said:
>On Tuesday 13 May 2003 18:53, Kelvin Tan wrote:
>>I confess that I've never quite understood the use of
>>Field.UnStored. So
>>the field is indexed but the original content is not saved?
>This way content
>won't be
>stored twice. Similarly, for web pages, pages are likely to already
>exist in
>the file system. Why store a duplicate in the index?
>In fact I think more often than not storing content in Lucene index
>make much sense. As long as content is stored somewhere from where
>it can
>easily be accessed (using unique id or so), chances are that
>searches (not to
>mention indexing) are also faster when content is not stored, just

That's a very good point. I wonder why it didn't occur to me previously. I 
suppose there are instances when it is expensive to retrieve the source 
(network overhead etc), but they are the exception rather than the norm. 

Thanks for the insight.


>Just my 2 cents,
>-+ Tatu +-
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