[Pmwiki-users] Pmwiki search enhancement
Patrick R. Michaud
Fri Sep 17 15:08:57 CDT 2004
On Fri, Sep 17, 2004 at 01:47:57PM -0700, Radu Cornea wrote:
> Is it possible to enhance the pmwiki search to show some text snippets
> along with each search results (a few words would be enough), like for
> example Google does?
> I find it more difficult to find something once the number of pages in
> wiki is large, because the search page only lists the page name. So having
> the surrounding text (maybe with the search words highlighted) would help
> a lot. I have no idea if this is easy to implement though...
It's not terribly easy to implement. One of the challenges is knowing
what to snippet -- especially when there are multiple search terms involved
or when a search term appears multiple places in a document.
If someone can tell me how the system should choose what to snippet, I
can see about adding it to the search function...
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