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Re: Swish-e and authorisation-based document access

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Fri Oct 20 2006 - 04:23:55 GMT
Bill Moseley scribbled on 10/19/06 10:59 PM:
> On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 04:09:33PM -0700, William M Conlon wrote:
>> To get properties into the index, one needs to inject a metatag into  
>> the <head> section fed to swish-e.  Easy enough to do for dynamically  
>> generated html, but a little trickier with filtered content.  I guess  
>> we would use
>> $doc_object->user_data to pass the role/right into a filter, and in  
>> add something like
> Where's the role data coming from?
> I haven't tried, but how about creating a subclass of
> SWISH::Filters::Pdf2HTML with your own local module and just override
> the get_pdf_headers() method?

That would be a one-time solution for a particular user, yes. I was talking 
about adding a more general 'meta_data' feature, to supplement user_data, that 
could be used by each filter to add meta headers in their own way. Similar to 
what user_data does, but since that's such a common thing to do (adding meta 
data) it seems like having its own accessor is easy enough to add and implement.

Right now the CPAN version has a metadata() method in SWISH::Filter::Document 
that lets you get the metadata added by a filter. Right now it only gets set in 
each filter() method ... I can see it's not documented well enough that even the 
author (me) can understand how it's supposed to work. ;)

I'll try and hack a bit on that tomorrow.

Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)
Received on Thu Oct 19 21:23:57 2006