[Wasabi Proposal] XML desktop query language

Fabrice Colin fabrice.colin at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 18:27:48 PST 2007

On 1/18/07, Jos van den Oever <jvdoever at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2007/1/17, Jean-Francois Dockes <jean-francois.dockes at wanadoo.fr>:
> > Well, there wouldn't be much point in having different backends if they
> > returned the same answers ! Freedom to the free software authors ! :)
> Of course there would be a point! Different file viewers or audio
> players are supposed to produce the same output too. Search engines
> are no exception. If we have a standard on the query format then we
> are saying that the users question reaches the index in the same way,
> so the answer should be the same too, unless the indexes have
> different feature sets.
As you just said, they -do- have different feature sets.
Each project has features that not all the alternatives have, and/or follows
very specific indexing/search strategies.

While results should be more or less the same for simple queries against small
data sets, it's to be expected that results are different in more
complex scenarios.


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