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Re: Parsing doc, xls and excel files with swish-e and libxml2

From: Animesh Bansriyar <animesh(at)>
Date: Tue Jun 28 2005 - 07:28:24 GMT

David L Norris <> wrote:
> "Native" filters are installed by the Swish-e Windows installer for Word
> (catdoc) and PDF (pdftotext) documents.  You can use catdoc, wvware,
> xpdf, or any other program that converts a document to Text, HTML, or
> XML with a FileFilter directive during indexing:

By a native filter I meant a library tightly coupled with the swish-e system
which could use functions from the library to do all needed parsing and not a
third party filter.

Thanks for the detailed explanation. Solves lots of problems for me.

Received on Tue Jun 28 00:28:26 2005