[pmwiki-users] Selecting a Wiki engine...

Oliver Betz list_ob at gmx.net
Wed Oct 4 11:44:56 CDT 2006

Patrick R. Michaud wrote:


> There's absolutely nothing that prevents someone from 
> inventing a replacement search engine for PmWiki, or using
> JavaScript/AJAX to improve the existing interface.  :-)

although one has to consider that this doesn't work with every 

Even if some things are "neat", robustness is more important IMHO. So 
any extension should be optional, and the basic functionality should 
work also with simpler browsers.

> I may do it eventually in the core, but it's always good 
> to see other prototypes.
> As far as item #3 goes:
>   - what if there are multiple words being searched, show a
>     count for each word?

I suggest to display the sum of the hits.

>   - show a few words before and after "the first hit" or "every hit"?

every hit, maybe up to a certain limit.

Oliver Betz, Muenchen

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