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Re: Integrating SWISH-E with PHP

From: Tacelosky, Michael <tac(at)>
Date: Thu May 05 2005 - 13:11:22 GMT
We use a perl cgi script to execute the swish-e search and send back the
results in an xml blob, which PHP parses.  I don't think swish_php is
ready for prime time yet, as it's not a simple "download the dll/so and
enable it in php.ini".  Perhaps there are binaries available, but I
can't see them on sourceforge or anywhere else.

PHP|Architect had a good article about writing modules about a year ago,
but you have to be a good C programmer.  I've contacted Wez, the
programmer that wrote the article, about what it would take to write a
module and get in it pecl, so that binaries were avialable more easily
for PHP programmers, especially those on Windows.

This also looks interesting:,
but isn't the solution you're looking for.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of l bc
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 9:30 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: [SWISH-E] Simple example of using searching in .php files

Sorry to trouble u guys, but I've just started to learn php. As I looked
through FAQs, documentations... there seems to be no clear explaination
of passing queries to swish-e in php files. Can anyone help mi with that
(with a simple example would be greatly appreciated...)? :)

Lionel Lau
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