>I needed a PAT-equivalent NEAR, but was able to get what I wanted
>without altering the eXist source. My Web front end does PAT-style
>NEARs by submitting the query to eXist's near() twice, reversing the
>order of terms on the second query, then merging the result sets.
Hi Michael, i was wondering what Web front end u are using. I'm
looking for something like that too, so i hope it's also open source
software or something free to use.