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SWISHE Perl module - index headers

From: Alex Lyons <ajlyons(at)>
Date: Fri Oct 26 2001 - 13:20:13 GMT
Dear swish-e developers,

Could you make _all_ the admin headers that are stored in the swish 
index file (typically set in swish.conf) available for retrieval by the 
Perl module interface SwishHeaderParameter?

I have a perl CGI search script that currently calls the swish-e binary: 
I would like to modify this to make it use the Perl module interface 
instead, to make it more portable.

My CGI search script is generic, called as:

arch spec)

So it uses the admin headers stored in the index to display information 
to the user. In particular I currently grab the Name: header from the 
swish-e output so that the results display tells the user what index is 
being searched. But "Name" or "IndexName" is _not_ available from a call 
to SwishHeaderParameter in the Perl module, although other admin headers 
"IndexPointer" and "Description" are.  Surely an oversight??

BTW, could you use a consistent set of names for the headers accessed by 
SwishHeaderParameter?  Either the header names as returned by Swish-e 
(eg: Description, Pointer) or the names used in the swish.conf file (eg: 
IndexDescription, IndexPointer), but please not a mixture.

The latest version I've checked is 2.1-dev-24-2001-10-26.

Thanks for your work.


Alex Lyons

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