Skip to main content.
home | support | download

Back to List Archive

Re: Novice question: unknown MetaNames error

From: David Wood <dwood(at)>
Date: Fri Jan 16 2004 - 00:03:38 GMT
Hi folks,

OK, perhaps this makes me a newbie-newbie, but why would adding 
'description' to PropertyNames help here?  I thought MetaNames were things 
to _search_ on, and PropertyNames were things to _display_ in search 
results.  And in Julie's example she had 'description' in MetaNames, 
_searched_ on 'description', and didn't try to display any wacky 
properties.  So why didn't her initial example work?



At 00:29 Friday 16-1-2004, you wrote:
>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 Fri Jan 16 00:03:50 2004