<echoing oracular voice>
Thy question is valid beyond the evil .net of
which you speak, and is thus deserving of an
answer. Speak not its name in this newsgroup
again, however! :)
</echoing oracular voice>
Do it like eBay or Google: compromise. What about
'next 20', 'first 50', or whatever number produces
a useful screenful of records to select from?
If all resumes are sequentially numbered, you
can modify your search to include "where resno>n
and resno<n+50", then substitute a new value for 'n'
in the search each time the user navigates.