[pmwiki-users] How much data can a wiki page take? (Was: Bibliographies)

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Wed Sep 13 07:59:33 CDT 2006

On Wed, Sep 13, 2006 at 10:07:03AM +0200, Bernd Wiemann wrote:
> Patrick R. Michaud schrieb:
> > Are you just trying to reduce the size of the pageindex file, or
> afaik google indexed only the first 50 Kbyte of a page, whatever the
> real size is... In all likelihood afterwards are no fundamental new
> words or topics that are worth to search about.
> > to increase the speed of searches, or ...?
> both - and third solving the problem of homonym words.

Out of curiosity, how big are your pages generally?  

FWIW, PmWiki's pageindex doesn't index *every* word in a page, 
it combines things together.  For example, if a page contains
the words "the", "there", and "therefore", it only indexes the

Still, I don't have any issue at all with providing an option
to limit the size of indexed text -- I'll add it for a future

As far as choosing to index or not index a page 
[ (:pageindex:)/(:nopageindex:) ] -- that one may be a bit
tougher to arrange.  


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