Subject: Re: [htdig3-dev] Patch for Ht://Dig
From: Alexis Mikhailov (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Dec 08 1999 - 04:05:23 PST
Gilles Detillieux wrote:
> The 3.2.0b1 release is under a feature freeze, which means only bug fixes
> go in unchallenged. Anything else must go to a vote on the htdig3-dev
> mailing list.
Will it be possible to put patch for '-' argument (to read list of
URL's from stdin) to htdig into 3.1.x version? Or only in 3.2.0?
I need this or similar argument very much in order to index all
HTML documents in a some directory with a command like
"find /some/dir -name '*.html' | htdig -".
And I began to write HtFile class for 3.2.0 version. Will it be
possible to include this change too?
> > This variable was added to allow index of local files with NOINDEX tag.
> > For example, all Qt documentation files contain this tag. I thought
> > it would be not interesting to remove this tag in every file by hand,
> > so I created this variable. Forgot about default value though.
> Geoff & I have reservations about this. I think it should be discussed
It is another thing I need very much, because many local documents
contain this tag and it would be better to just ignore the tag than to
force user to manually remove it. I was not able to understand is
decision reached on this point from letters CC to me (I'm not
subscribed to mailing list, so I could miss some letters).
> I'm still concerned about portability to non-GNU C++ compilers &
> libraries. It also seems unnecessary to me. Most line input in htdig
> is done via the getline() method, which wouldn't complicate things much
I haven't seen single call to getline() in 3.1.x version. Is it in
> > > 6) htlib/cgi.cc & htsearch/htsearch.cc: add a -a option to htsearch, to
> > > add name=value parameters to those in query string. This is undocumented
> > > as well. I'm not sure how it relates to the other changes, but it seems
> > > simple enough.
> > This option was added to simplify calling of htsearch from external
> > program. Of course it was possible to set enviroment variables to
> > emulate CGI call, but it seemed unnecessary complicated.
> Understood, but I think Torsten's method, which I adapted for 3.1.4 &
> 3.2.0b1 is a better approach. If the separate -a option is still wanted
> after these releases are out, then I'd say it could go in future releases.
Please, can you point me to what this method is? In truth I was just
lazy to write function to URL_encode words before passing them to
htsearch. Nevertheless if this option is undesirable, I'll write
(or just rip somewhere) this function.
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