Search Rev docs "at the speed of thought"
mdswindell at charter.net
Thu Mar 17 22:42:24 CST 2005
Very cool. What I'd like when searching is to return ALL instances of
the search in ALL categories at once... not have to predefine where I
want to search before the fact. Not doing so presupposes knowledge
that doesn't necessarily exist. Also, there is an extra step by
invoking the search dialog... a visible field with the search would be
more intuitive than chosing a category and filling in a dialog. Still,
a great, usable, useful stack. Thanks.
On Mar 16, 2005, at 4:16 PM, Wilhelm Sanke wrote:
> That depends of course on the permeability of your synapses and the
> quality of the thought. In many cases the applied search routines will
> be faster.
> As announced two weeks ago, the alternative search stacks for the XML
> files of the Rev Documentation (version 2.5.1) are now available for a
> first inspection.
> Average search-and-display-time with the "SearchDocs XML" stacks is
> less than 100 milliseconds (e.g. for the total 1496 files of the
> "Dictionary") on a WindowsXP computer with 2 GHz and somewhat more -
> but still below 200 milliseconds - on a Mac G4 with 667 MHz.
> Download the Revolution and Metacard search stacks from
> Any searchstring can be used, single words or a sequence of words
> (like "move the insertion point"), which is not possible with the
> filter and search routines of the Rev Documentation.
> The "Dictionary"-, "Faq"-, "Topics"- and "Glossary"-folders of the
> Revolution "Help" directory can be searched. The results are displayed
> in the field on the right with the searchstring colored and the
> XML-file addresses inserted as links. Clicking on such a file link
> displays the complete article in the left field - again with the
> searchstring colored. If the article itself contains links these are
> again displayed for further reference.
> The parsing routines for the XML files include sections developed and
> designed by Richard Gaskin in his "MCTranscript Dictionary", which is
> also intended to bring the richness of the Revolution Transcript
> dictionary to Metacard aficionados.
> Metacard user need to copy the Revolution Help folder into their main
> folder of the MC IDE. For cosmetic reasons - to be able to display
> some of the inserted Rev icons - one should also copy stack
> "revicons.rev" into the Metacard folder.
> Revolution users must place their version of "SearchDocs XML.rev" in
> the same folder with "Revolution.exe" (Revolution.app in MacOS) to
> work properly.
> Wilhelm Sanke
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