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From markwaddle <>
Subject RE: Solr under tomcat - UTF-8 issue
Date Mon, 26 Oct 2009 06:12:29 GMT

I was originally using POST for the same reason, however I discovered that
Tomcat could easily be configured to accept any length URI. All it requires
is specifying the maxHttpHeaderSize attribute in your default Connector in
server.xml. I set my value to 1MB, which is certainly excessive, but it
ensures I will never hit the limit. As the other chap mentioned, I now have
the benefits of caching and most importantly, proper web logs!

I also have a similar situation where I constrain the search results based
on the user's role. I have only two roles to support, so my case is very
simple, but I could imagine having a multivalued "role" field that you could
perform facet queries on.


Glock, Thomas wrote:
> Thanks -
> I agree.  However my application requires results be trimmed to users
> based on roles.  The roles are repeating values on the documents.  Users
> have many different role combinations as do documents.
> I recognize this is going to hamper caching - but using a GET will tend to
> limit the size of search phrases when combined with the boolean role
> clause.  And I am concerned with hitting url limits.
> At any rate I solved it thanks to Yonik's recommendation.  
> My flex client httpservice by default only sets the content-type request
> header to  "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"  what it needed to do for
> tomcat is set the content-type request header to content-type =
> "application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=UTF-8"; 
> If you have any suggestions regarding limiting results based on user and
> document role permutations - I'm all ears.  I've been to the Search Summit
> in NYC and no vendor could even seem to grasp the concept.  
> The problem case statement is this  - I have users globally who need to
> search for content tailored to them.  Users searching for 'Holiday' don't
> get any value from 10000 documents having the word holiday. What they need
> are documents authored for that population.  The documents have the
> associated role information as metadata and therefore users will get only
> the documents they have access to and are relevant to them.  That's the
> plan anyway!  
> By chance I stumbled in Solr a month or so ago and I think its awesome.  I
> got the book two days ago too - fantastic!
> Thanks again,
> Tom

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