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Re: Novice question: unknown MetaNames error

From: Julie Wetherill <julie(at)>
Date: Thu Jan 15 2004 - 23:29:10 GMT
Thank you very much Peter, adding PropertyNames did the trick! --julie

At 06:17 PM 1/15/2004, Peter Karman wrote:
>Make sure you also use the PropertyNames directive in your config file. I 
>had a similar question when I first started with SWISHE:
>Julie Wetherill waxed lyrical on 1/15/04 5:10 PM:
>>Apologies for what must be a newbie question, but I didn't find anything 
>>in the SWISH-e archives.
>>I'm testing the indexing/retrieval of metadata in my documents (html and 
>>pdf). I set up a swish-e conf file that includes this directive:
>>MetaNames description keywords
>>and have a small number of html files containing metadata tags, for example:
>><meta name="description" content="acquisitions">
>><meta name="keywords" content="printing">
>>When I run a search from the command line that includes a metaname, e.g.:
>>swish-e -w description=acquisitions -f metadata.index
>>I get the error:
>># SWISH format: 2.2.3
>># Search words: description=acquisitions
>>err: Unknown metaname: 'description'
>>I know the indexing of these documents is working. I can search for the 
>>metadata values as plain text and get results. But searching by any 
>>metaname that I define in the conf file always fails with the above error.
>>I have tried enclosing description=acquisitions in single/double quotes, 
>>same outcome. I also have pdfs that by default contain some Dublin Core 
>>metadata tags (e.g., "dc:description"). I'm hoping these also can be 
>>handled via the MetaNames directive, but I can't even get the simple html 
>>metadata tags to work. What is wrong here? And assuming I can fix the 
>>simple case, does anyone know if the DC metadata will work using MetaNames?
>>Thanks for any help you can provide.  --julie
>>Julie Wetherill
>>Office for Information System
>>Harvard University Library
>>1280 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 404
>>Cambridge, MA 02138
>Peter Karman - Software Publications Engineer - Cray Inc
>phone: 651-605-9009 -
Received on Thu Jan 15 23:31:44 2004