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Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:03:56 +0100

On Dec 12, 2014 10:57 AM, "David Kastrup" <address@hidden> wrote:

> > OpenSearchServer (based on Apache Lucene) is very flexible. Maybe you
> > can't get exactly the incremental search that Info uses now, but you
> > can get a list of suggestions for every character you type. You can
> > customize that list.
> >
> > And Info does not have a search capability that is close to the usual
> > web search (implicit) AND operator.
> >
> > But there is more you can use, like searching in fields (if the
> > documents are structured with some fields, of course).
> So the argument is that a huge flexible heap of complex technology
> should make users just as happy as straightforward simple working
> functionality.

No. The point is to try to give new users something they are familiar with.

It must of course also be good.

If you do that you may save their time.

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