The Longest Now

Delicious search exaltation
Friday December 24th 2004, 3:04 am
Filed under: Glory, glory, glory

This has nothing to do with, but is instead a WPsearch
update.  Kate”-” and bbc-tom combined their efforts to produce yet
masterpiece of wikitomfoolery : A honeyed search enhancement to make
your jaw drop and your lower lip quiver with excitement.  A smooth
match-as-you-type javascript confection
drops down a dynamically-changing list of page titles that begin with
what is being entered in the search box.  Then, once you’re done
searching, you get two lists of possible spelling corrections : a list
of common keywords similar to one of your search terms, and a list of
page titles with fuzzy substring matches against your search string.

All of this is handled outside of the database, by software parsing a
static copy of the relevant db content.  This can be updated
incrementally ever 10 minutes or so, providing fast, timely sarching
with minimal db load, which could easily be served from a separate

Delicious search exaltation …

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