On Thu, 2003-08-21 at 09:18, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Is there a better way? Or a more "preferred" way?
> Sure. If you can deal with Perl there's the swish.cgi script that comes
> with the distribution.
I'm definitely in agreement with Bill on that. Simple Web Search is,
well, simple. For a full blown, standalone search engine I almost
always use the swish.cgi Perl script. For basic stuff it's almost as
simple as SWS. But it can be made to do some pretty useful things with
only a little effort.
> > They'd like some more information displayed on each hit, to give the searcher
> > an idea of what pages it found?
> > I'm not sure that's possible with the simplesearch is it?
But, if you want I'll release the SWS version with meta properties
support. It breaks a few things that you probably don't use... And
it's not terribly well tested. And it's not nearly as good as the
swish.cgi Perl script.
> I don't know simplesearch, but I'm sure you could probably just print
> out the first few lines of a description property, if that was enough.
That's really about all it does in the released versions. I rewrote the
output parser very recently to use -x to provide property support.
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Received on Thu Aug 21 20:46:40 2003