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ExcerptPadding -- defines excerpt context length



ExcerptPadding {length}


ExcerptPadding defines context length for context chunks and affects appearance of the $&(body) template variable.

When building excerpts for presenting a document in search results (using either Cached Copy or the body section of the document, or the original document), search.cgi concatenates context chunks. Every context chunk consists of a search query word padded with its original context from the left and the right sides and can be up to ExcerptPadding * 2 + length(word) characters.

The default value is 40.

The number of context chunks concatenated into a document except can be approximately calculated as ExcerptSize / (ExcerptPadding * 2 + length(word)). So a larger ExcerptPadding value makes every context chunk longer but reduces the number of context chunks that can fit into ExcerptSize.


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See also

DateFormat, ExcerptSize, ExcerptStopword, HlBeg, HlEnd, Locale, PagesPerScreen.