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Re: [SWISH-E:129] Bug?: swish-e not indexing words terminated with semicolons??

From: Giulia Hill <ghill(at)not-real.library.berkeley.EDU>
Date: Wed Jan 28 1998 - 16:24:18 GMT
Bill,
it is a problem of configuration file (config.h). You can solve it in two
ways:
- remove the semi-colon from the variable WORDCHARS
- add the semi-colon to the variable IGNORELASTCHAR

Recompile, and the words will be indexed.

Giulia

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On Wed, 28 Jan 1998, Bill Feidt wrote:

> Have just set up Swish-E version 1.1 under Solaris SunOS 5.6.
> 
> Most everything seems to be working fine, except that swish-e
> does not appear to index text words that are terminated with
> a semicolon, e.g. given a page containing the following HTML:
> 
>   <p>
>   Control of plant growth: application of exogenous 
>   plant growth regulators; chemical control of plant 
>   height; growth inhibition, retardation, or promotion; 
>   control of plant flowering and fruiting: forcing, 
>   defruiting, deblossoming; abscission promoters; rooting 
>   promotion; chemical or manual pruning: shearing, 
>   thinning, pinching, rejuvenation pruning, topping, 
>   pollarding, plant sculpturing, bonsai, topiary; 
>   plant training: trellising, staking, etc.
>   </p>
> 
> 
> Swish-E does not seem to index the words: regulators, promotion,
> deblossoming, promoters, or topiary.  All other words from this
> excerpt index and retrieve as expected.
> 
> Anyone else experiencing this?  Is their a fix or workaround,
> short of refraining from using semicolons in text?
> 
> Thanks for any possible insight.
> 
> Bill Feidt
> wfeidt@nal.usda.gov
> 
> 
> 
Received on Wed Jan 28 08:31:45 1998