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Re: Swish-e working with Ajax

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Thu Jul 06 2006 - 13:58:51 GMT
thanks for posting this! very interesting.

do you use the Swish-e PHP module?

François Tissandier scribbled on 7/6/06 8:41 AM:
> I don't know if it was done before on other websites, I didn't check the
> full list from website. But here is a feedback on what we
> have done:
> we first worked on a typical search engine using Swish-e on our debian
> server. It's working fine, it's much faster and efficient than our
> previous search engine using mysql. Faster and less resources-hungry. 
> We have then decided to see if "on the fly" searching would be possible,
> as our CPU was sleeping during typical searches. And even on our small
> server (it's a Celeron 2Ghz I think, with 512Mo RAM), it's working
> perfectly!
> The idea is to show the top 25 results as soon as three letters have
> been typed. For each new letter, you have new results. If you have only
> one result left, it opens it automatically, you don't even have to click
> on anything. We used an open source code from another website, and adapt
> it a bit. But it's still basic Ajax, it calls a PHP page, calling the
> swish search engine. 
> So technically it's easy, and surprisingly to us, it's not killing our
> CPU or harddrive at all! You can test it on, search
> engine is at the top right corner. 
> The popup window has some localization problem, but the idea is there.
> 	François

Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)
Received on Thu Jul 6 06:58:52 2006