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From David Smiley <>
Subject Re: Solr Ref Guide, Highlighting
Date Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:46:48 GMT
Thanks for your input.  I will delete the comments.  We do have a policy
about deleting comments in the ref guide after they have been addressed.
I'm not a fan of ref guide comments.

On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 9:44 AM Timothy Rodriguez (BLOOMBERG/ 120 PARK) <> wrote:

> Looks good! The only thing is the comments are now dated relative to the
> documentation and may be a bit confusing. Maybe it makes sense to delete
> them? Not sure if the current strategy is to keep them forever for
> posterity. A user could theoretically pull up previous versions and have
> the comments make sense.
> From: At: 01/18/17 00:23:50
> To: Timothy Rodriguez (BLOOMBERG/ 120 PARK),
> Subject: Re: Solr Ref Guide, Highlighting
> I think I'm done.  I integrated information from the 3 sub-pages into the
> Highlighting master page.  At this point I'd like to delete those 3 pages
> and remove the info box about a renovation being in-progress.
> On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 6:03 PM David Smiley <>
> wrote:
> Solr 6.4 is the first release to introduce the UnifiedHighlighter as a new
> highlighter option.  I want to get it documented reasonably well in the
> Solr Ref Guide.  The Highlighters section is here: Highlighting
> <>   (lets
> see if this formatted email expands to the URL when it lands on the list)
> Unless anyone objects, I'd like to rename the "Standard Highlighter" as
> "Original Highlighter" in the ref guide.  The original Highlighter has no
> actual name qualifications as it was indeed Lucene's original Highlighter.
>  "Standard Highlighter" as a name purely exists as-such within the Solr
> Reference Guide only.  In our code it's used by "DefaultSolrHighlighter"
> which is really a combo of the original Highlighter and
> FastVectorHighlighter.   DSH ought to be refactored perhaps... but I
> digress.
> For those that haven't read CHANGES.txt yet, there is a new "hl.method"
> parameter which can be used to pick your highlighter.  Here I purposely
> chose a possible value of "original" to choose the original Highlighter
> (not "standard").
> I haven't started documenting yet but I plan to refactor the highlighter
> docs a bit.  The intro page will better discuss the highlighter options and
> also how to configure both term vectors and offsets in postings.  Then the
> highlighter implementation specific pages will document the parameters and
> any configuration specific to them.  I'm a bit skeptical we need a page
> dedicated to the PostingsHighlighter as the UnifiedHighlighter is a
> derivative of it, supporting all it's options and more.  In that sense,
> maybe people are fine with it only being in the ref guide as a paragraph or
> two on the UH page describing how to activate it.  I suppose it's
> effectively deprecated.
> ~ David
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