08-14-2002, 09:33 PM
I have trouble with the search here. There are many words that
I search for that are not 4 characters long. ex. ip address, a href,
This is for the sake of efficiency. The way that VB search operates, the difference between indexing 3 letter words and 4+ letter words is huge in terms of database size/efficiency. The reason is that many common and irrelevant to most searches English words are 3 letters long, such as "the", "him", "bad" etc.
For this reason, I have to confine search terms to 4 letters or above. I understand the frustration sometimes, however.
08-22-2002, 07:32 AM
I understand the problems with database efficiency, but I still need to vent a little. How little? Well, about three characters -- I can't use CSS in my searches! Okay, I'm done. Phew, I feel better already -- just still frustrated about the search issues.
08-22-2002, 11:51 AM
i agree with the search problem... I think it could be worked around if you really wanted to... an idea could be to ad a"/" befor any words less than 3 that are important... for example /src... thats what the user would type and behid the seens you could write a little code that detects that character and allow that word to be searched...
not practical but im sure its possible