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Re: drop sortby from simplesearch

From: Rick Henderson <rickh@netscape.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 12:54:22 -0700
Message-ID: <35B8E66E.A8DA8E5F@netscape.com>
To: Jim Davis <jdavis@parc.xerox.com>
CC: www-webdav-dasl@w3.org
Jim Davis wrote:

> 1) Although SQL supports sorting (ORDER BY), other widely deployed search
> systems (e.g. Verity) do not.  (More precisely, Verity sort results in a
> fixed order, relevance, and there is no way to change this.)

Beg to differ.  Verity allows you to sort on any attribute ascending or
descending.
So do the other full text engines I've worked with.


--Rick
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Received on Friday, 24 July 1998 15:54:01 GMT

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