Documents don't need indexes

Subject: Documents don't need indexes
From: "Michael West" <mwest -at- oz -dot- quest -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 15:37:02 +1000



John Posada wrote:

> Then if the document has been created right and it
> still needs an index, knock yourself out.
>
> I'm now returning to my 5th arrangement of a document
> so I can eliminate the need for an index in this
> document.


But it isn't documents that "need" indexes. It is users.

Hapless, harried, frustrated, stressed-out users.

Why not let * them * tell you whether an index is "needed" or not?


Michael West
Melbourne




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