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Re: [SWISH-E:342] Retrieving Title

From: William Malin <blvdmaster(at)>
Date: Tue Jun 23 1998 - 16:24:31 GMT
As I recall, from the original SWISH 1.1, you could hard-code into the c
code a directive for SWISH to look X number of lines into the file for the
title. If you have comments that take up several "lines" at the beginning
of your html files, then SWISH may give up looking for the title before
your title actually appears. This "look X number of lines into the file for
title" stuff must be entered before compiling; its not something that you
can do from inside your conf file at time of indexing.

Bill Malin

At 08:38 AM 6/23/98 -0700, you wrote:
>I've been having a little bit of a problem with swish-e
>retrieving the titles of my documents.  It seems that
>where I have simple tags, the <html>, <head>, then
><title></title>, there is no problem, but if I have
>comments above the <title> tags it's unable to pick up the
>title.  Right now it's not an issue because I'm going into
>each file to retrieve the Description from the meta tag
>and it's not a big deal to parse out the title, but I
>wondered if someone might be able to elucidate how title
>retrieval works in swish-e.  Thanks. 
>Laurie Dickinson
>The Geometry Center
>400 Lind Hall
>207 Church Street S.E.
>University of Minnesota
>Minneapolis, MN  55455
>phone: (612) 626-0888
>fax: (612) 626-7131
Received on Tue Jun 23 09:36:38 1998