>On Wed, Mar 03, 2004 at 12:57:08PM -0800, Bill Conlon wrote:
>> I've been looking into developing a filter to grab caption, category,
>> keywords, author, date from an image library.
>> It looks straightforward to modify the the sample filter to use
>Which sample filter? You might look at SWISH::Filters::ID3toHTML as an
Sorry, I was looking at the documentation
(http://www.swish-e.org/current/docs/Filter.html), and was referring to
the MSWord sample.
>> I presume filters generally get swish-e to dump the contents into
>No, not normally. They tend to just reformat the data so swish-e can
>index it -- either into HTML meta tags or XML.
Ok. I was assuming the MSWord filter more or less just gave text to
swishe. Maybe catdoc does more, like translating styles (Heading1 -->
>> But am I correct in assuming that I could use my
>> filter to wrap the IPTC data in metatags prior to feeding swish-e, so I
>> could get the use of Properties?
>Yep, that's the way to go.
>Try and use the SWISH::Filter framework if possible. The idea is you
>create your filter in the SWISH::Filters::* name space, make sure perl
>can find it in @INC and it will automatically be added to the set of
>filters that swish can use.
Will do, and will coordinate on posting it back to the project.
It's a personal job, so timing is loose. I added swish-e indexing to a
personal site, and found that swish-e would balk at frames. I looked at
how to eliminate frames, but for scolling through a long list of
captions, frames really make a lot of sense. So instead, I will index my
images, and then generate the caption list (left hand list frame) from
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