Explain element maxTerms

Issue raised by: Maria Bruna Baldacci 15 Feb 1996

What is the meaning of the Explain element "maxTerms", defined as "The maximum number of terms supported in one search request".

This is somewhat subject to target interpretation. It could mean the maximum number of operands in the search, or operands of the form "attributesPlusTerm". Or there is another possibility:
Consider the example where result set A is the result of the search "cat" AND "dog"; and result set B is the result of the search (Result set A) AND "moon". The latter search has only one "Term", it has two "Operand"s, and all together the search involves three terms.

Status: Approved (10/96)
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