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RE: Arbiter must merge the metadata of scope list elements

From: Babich, Alan <ABabich@filenet.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 11:29:46 -0700
Message-ID: <72B1992276A9D111A20E00805FEAC96D01324C6E@cm-expo1.filenet.com>
To: "'Jim Davis'" <jdavis@parc.xerox.com>, www-webdav-dasl@w3.org
So someone writing the result set merging code
can write the code -- it needs to know whether
a sort is required to avoid a redundant sort.
Merging N sorted lists is easier and faster
than doing a sort. Some middleware wouldn't
even want to offer ordered results unless it
could do a merge on sorted result lists, because
then it would have to have a sort routine.

Alan Babich

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Davis [mailto:jdavis@parc.xerox.com]
Sent: July 07, 1998 1:55 PM
To: www-webdav-dasl@w3.org
Subject: Re: Arbiter must merge the metadata of scope list elements

At 03:13 PM 6/30/98 PDT, Babich, Alan wrote:

(apropos a search that has more than one scope and has sorting)

> DASL must become explicit on [whether] (1) each
>scope element must return ordered results to the arbiter, or 
>(2) the search arbiter does all the sorting. 

Why must it be explicit about this?  Why would a client care?
Received on Thursday, 16 July 1998 14:32:40 UTC

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