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Re: swish.cgi results no path in title

From: Aaron Bazar <aaronb(at)>
Date: Sat Sep 13 2003 - 17:59:36 GMT
I am not quite sure what you mean. Perhaps I was not clear.

I have an index with thousands of documents that I use swish.cgi to search.

When results are returned, most show up fine. However, if the original
HTML document did not have a title, then it shows up in the results
list without a title... so there is nothing to "click-on"

Here is an example:

The second result is what I am talking about.


Aaron Bazar

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Subject: [SWISH-E] Re: swish.cgi results no path in title

On Sat, Sep 13, 2003 at 06:39:34AM -0700, Aaron Bazar wrote:
> Hi,
> I have run into an issue with the swish.cgi in version 2.4... Some html
> pages that I index do not have a <title> tag .. as far as I know, if there
> is no title then swish is supposed to use the docpath as the title.
> this is not happening. I end up with nothing in the title... consequently
> there is no link- just the rank and description. I have been trying to
> where in the perl code this is, with no luck. Basically, if there is no
> swishtitle, I would like to put in a default like "Untitled" (or even the
> docpath like it is supposed to work)

Try and support what you are saying with examples.  Like this:

moseley@laptop:~$ cat 1.html

moseley@laptop:~$ swish-e -i 1.html -v0
moseley@laptop:~$ swish-e -w bodyword
# SWISH format: 2.4.0-pr1
# Search words: bodyword
# Removed stopwords:
# Number of hits: 1
# Search time: 0.003 seconds
# Run time: 0.087 seconds
1000 1.html "1.html" 63

Bill Moseley
Received on Sat Sep 13 17:59:53 2003