Yes... that's actually a pretty reasonable idea!  Thanks.

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From: "kapil thangavelu" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Chris McDonough" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2002 7:08 AM
Subject: Re: [Zope-dev] Help System Searches


> would it make sense to make the help system still allow searching but do
> storage in a mounted zodb ?
>
> cheers
>
> kapil
>
>
>
> On Saturday 09 March 2002 10:55 am, Chris McDonough wrote:
> > > There is no way to fix this? What other problems are there with the
> > > help system?
> >
> > Not that I can think of.  Other problems with the help system are
> > presentation, mostly.
> >
> > > Would it somehow be possible to make the helpsystem ignore versions?
> >
> > No, unfortunately.  It uses the Catalog, which is based on ZODB, and it
> > puts a Catalog instance into the main FileStorage, which is undoing and
> > versioning.  It then proceeds to do writes to the database when it
> > appears that all you're doing is reading a pre-existing page.  If you're
> > in a version at the time, a set of objects will be written into the
> > Catalog and into other places in instance space that  have version.
> > This is a bad pattern, and the only way to fix it is to prevent it from
> > happening, which requires some helpsystem architectural changes that
> > amount (IMHO) to a rewrite.
> >
> > - C
>


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