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Re: Retrieving metatag content

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Sun Sep 12 2004 - 13:16:12 GMT
On Sat, Sep 11, 2004 at 11:59:15AM -0700, Peter B. Ensch wrote:
> I'm building a web form which will build a metatag-only
> search string passed to swish-e.
> Foreach metatag name, I want to offer a pulldown containing
> a list of all the values for that metatag in the indexed files.
> I can get a list of these values by parsing the output of:
> swish-e -T index_words_meta
> This is my problem. If I have files with these metatags:
> name='nonsense' content='foo bar'
> name='nonsense' content='bing bang'
> name='nonsense' content='fe fi'
> then the values I retrieve from the index using the above command are:
> nonsense = ('foo', 'bar', 'bing', 'bang', 'fe', 'fi')
> what I would like is: 
> nonsense = ('foo bar', 'bing bang', 'fe fi')

Ok, so how about using -T properties when indexing (or -T index_files
on an existing index) and use PropertyNames nonsense in your config?

    $ swish-e -c c -i 1.html -T properties | grep nonsense
              nonsense:11 (  7) S: "foo bar"

> The actual search doesn't mind, so I'm successfully able to do:
> %> swish-e -w "nonsense='fe fi'"

I might reverse the order of the quotes above.

Bill Moseley

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Received on Sun Sep 12 06:16:32 2004