On Monday 27 January 2003 01:23 am, Gavin Sinclair wrote:
> OK, I've had my 2c, but I just put another nickel in the slot.
>
> The only thing required to be able to do very effective searches is
> some metadata that can be indexed (or brute-force-searched; who
> cares?).  The simplest and best way to do this is to have some
> standard keywords that package owners can apply to their packages.  A
> good web interface is not hard: either check-boxes or a multi-list.
> (Allow extra keywords in a text area.)  The same interface can be used
> to search for stuff.
>
> Knowing *what* you can valuably search for means more powerful
> searching, and means you can effectively browse as well - search
> whatever categories (oops, I mean "keywords") you are interested in.
>
> This equates, more or less, to multiple categorisation, but without
> all the hassle of working out how to implement such a beast.
>
> Easy enough?  Good enough?

and it's not a wooden nickel either! :) nicely put.

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tom sawyer, aka transami
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