[Wasabi Proposal] XML desktop query language

Jean-Francois Dockes jean-francois.dockes at wanadoo.fr
Wed Jan 17 01:57:24 PST 2007

Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen writes:
 > Right. Let's not get lost over stemming issues since it is not a huge deal
 > (i'm not saying it is not important).
 > Can we agree on the following: Stemming will be assumed to be on, but it is
 > not catastrophic if an engine just don't do stemming at all. Engines can
 > provide an extension to explicitly turn stemming off. In other words - keep
 > things as they are (regarding stemming).

There seems to be strong preferences about stemming being on or off by
default. So why not let the default depend entirely on the backend ?

Have no default in the spec, and let the application explicitely request a
setting through the attribute, if it wants to.

The user-level language needs to have a way to force stemming off. 

By the way, the WasabiSearchSimple spec says it's not decided if the
query_string for Query() is user-level or XML.

I would be much in favour of using the raw user entry here. 

The applications that have a preference for some query syntax can translate
it to XML and use the full API.


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