[Xapian-discuss] Question to make a search by navigation

Charlie Hull charlie at juggler.net
Tue Nov 25 13:59:28 GMT 2008

Yann ROBIN wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm currently testing Xapian for an e-commerce website and I want to
> implement a search by navigation like there is on
> http://www.bbcshop.com.

Did you know that this site is using Xapian? Can't help with your 
question I'm afraid but I'm sure someone will be along in a minute.


> I don't think there is a magic function that would give the estimated
> count for all the "boolean value" for a particular request. Do you
> know if there is a way to do this with xapian ?
> I tought I could retrieve all the term present for all the matching
> document, but i don't see if there is a way to do this in the api (and
> i think it would cost a lot in performance ?). And then i could make
> one query by distinct term to get the estimate count ... but it seems
> overkill ...
> Thanks you,

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