Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Re: Full Text Search
Author Doug Chamberlin
At 2/6/2005 08:04 AM (Sunday), Jim Starkey wrote:
>Roman Rokytskyy wrote:
> >> 1. The general case is multi-table, multi-column search, which
> >> will need an API extension.
> >
> >Can you explain this requirement?...
> >
>Let me start with my observation that the web is the universal platform,
>and as a platform, has a hundred or a thousand more users than any other
>platform doing sophisticated tasks, without training, that are utterly
>beyond the capabilities of pre-web computer systems. I believe that the
>web as an application model is as far advanced from the File/Edit/View
>GUI model as the GUI model was from command lines and command lines from
>punch cards. And this is why I built Netfrastructure.
>[examples and more talk snipped]
>That's why we need multi-table, multi-column search. Our future depends
>on it.

But, Jim, you have not given any reasons why or how you "believe that the
web as an application model is as far advanced..."!

Yes, searching suits the web just fine. That's mostly because there is no
other choice given its wildly out of control nature. But does that make it
a more advanced application platform?