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Item4035: METASEARCH doc not complete. format option and probably more are missing in the doc

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METASEARCH doc not complete. format option and probably more are missing in the doc

-- TWiki:Main/KennethLavrsen - 08 May 2007

Ken, please don't document the format option just yet. I didn't look at the code before, and it has some horrible implications that I'm not at all sure we want.

FYI the code was added as a result of Item2063 Thanks


Hmm. We need to somehow document this - even if it is with a deprecation note with a reference to the new SEARCH feature.

Reason is that even if not documented it is in the TWikiReleaseNotes04x01 so people will have used it.

I will wait till the new SEARCH is ready so I can document the METASEARCH format parameter with a brief note that it works same as SEARCH format but that the method is deprecated in favor of the new SEARCH method.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 12 May 2007

OK, good idea.


I guess I can start working on this since it seems the new search has found its format enough so I can propose the query search instead.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 14 Jun 2007

Doc work complete.

It was only format that was missing.

I added a deprecation note.

Note that there is no agreement or suggestion to remove METASEARCH in future. But users should not expect it to be further developed.

The new QuerySearch is much more powerful with the full feature set from SEARCH. And in future storage concetps the query search is where we expect to get major performance gains. So slowly converting from METASEARCH to QuerySearch (SEACH with type=query) is a good strategy for users once 4.2.0 is out.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 08 Aug 2007

Summary METASEARCH doc not complete. format option and probably more are missing in the doc
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen

SVN Range TWiki-4.1.2, Thu, 03 May 2007, build 13616
AppliesTo Engine
Component Documentation
Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:14519
TargetRelease minor
ReleasedIn 4.2.0
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Topic revision: r9 - 2008-01-22 - KennethLavrsen
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