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From "Tim Archambault" <tarchamba...@bangordailynews.net>
Subject Re: Re: Default XML Output Schema
Date Thu, 21 Sep 2006 21:53:52 GMT
This structure was inhibiting to me at first too using Coldfusion.
However, I was able to create a function that dynamically creates a
query recordset for both facets and search results and will accomodate
new/additional fields at any time. If I can do it, any reasonable
programmer can handle it.

On 9/21/06, sangraal aiken <sangraal@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the great explanation Yonik, I passed it on to my collegues for
> reference... I knew there was a good reason.
>
> -Sangraal
>
> On 9/21/06, Yonik Seeley <yonik@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> > On 9/21/06, sangraal aiken <sangraal@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Perhaps a silly questions, but I'm wondering if anyone can tell me why
> > solr
> > > outputs XML like this:
> >
> > During the initial development of Solr (2004), I remember throwing up
> > both options, and most developers preferred to have a limited number
> > of well defined tags.
> >
> > It allows you to have rather arbitrary field names, which you couldn't
> > have if you used the field name as the tag.
> >
> > It also allows consistency with custom data.  For example, here is the
> > representation of an array of integer:
> > <arr><int>1</int><int>2</int></arr>
> > If field names were used as tags, we would have to either make up a
> > dummy-name, or we wouldn't be able to use the same style.
> >
> >
> > > <doc>
> > > <int name="id">201038</id>
> > > <int name="siteId">31</siteId>
> > > <date name="modified">2006-09-15T21:36:39.000Z</date>
> > > </doc>
> > >
> > > rather than like this:
> > >
> > > <doc>
> > > <id type="int">201038</id>
> > > <siteId type="int">31</siteId>
> > > <modified type="date">2006-09-15T21:36:39.000Z</modified>
> > > </doc>
> > >
> > > A front-end PHP developer I know is having trouble parsing the default
> > Solr
> > > output because of that format and mentioned it would be much easier in
> > the
> > > former format... so I was curious if there was a reason it is the way it
> > is.
> >
> > There are a number of options for you.
> > You could write your own QueryResponseWriter to output XML just as you
> > like it, or use an XSLT stylesheet in conjunction with
> > http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-49
> > or use another format such as JSON.
> >
> > -Yonik
> >
>
>

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